This Week's Denison Farm CSA Share

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Week 21: October 21 (penultimate week)

Love is the bridge between you and everything..  ~Rumi

kabocha squashA few Important Notes this Week:

  • The final week of the CSA season is Wednesday October 28th
  • If you have questions about your final CSA payment or balance due, please contact Justine.
  • Winter Vegetable Box: Don’t forget to order your Winter Vegetable Box, available on four Saturdays in November-December: 11/7 11/21 12/5 12/19. You can find the downloadable order form and an online payment option on our website.

Wishing You the Best – Justine

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This week in your CSA box, you will most likely find*:

  • Kabocha Squash
  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Purple Top Turnips
  • plus a few surprises!

*The true produce list will be displayed at your CSA site on the table with the sign-in clipboard. Take a photo of the list to bring home with you for when you unpack your weekly share!

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Kabocha Squash

Many of you will receive Kabocha Squash this week. Pictured above is the kabocha and a butternut Squash. Here are some tips from cleananddelicious.com

“Kabocha Squash is a Japanese variety of winter squash. They have a round squat shape with a hard, knobby exterior, and rich dark green skin. On the inside you will find a beautiful yellow-orange flesh and seeds that are very similar to pumpkin seeds. The flavor is sweet, slightly nutty and the texture is light, almost fluffy.

Storing

Store your kabocha in a cool dry place. Leave it right on the counter and it will easily last up to a month.

Preparation

When you are ready to work with your squash, give it a good rinse under some cold water and then grab a nice heavy sharp knife. Because it has a tough skin they can be tough to cut – so you want to be careful. Start by cutting it right down the middle. Get your weight over the top of the squash and then gently rock back and forth.

**PRO TIP** If you want to soften the skin before cutting, place the squash in the microwave for 2-4 minutes (depending on the size). This will make cutting into your squash a lot easier.

Once you have it open you will see, that it has seeds inside, just like a pumpkin. These seeds can be roasted and eaten, just like pumpkin seeds, so once you scoop them out be sure to save them if you want a yummy snack.

Now if you want to keep your cutting to a minimum, you can stop right here, place the squash flesh side down on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 25-30 minutes and your squash would be cooked and ready to go. You could season the flesh with a little cinnamon and honey if you wanted a sweeter version or you can do a little salt and pepper and garlic powder or curry powder for a more savory flavor.

Another option is to fill the cavity with some salad and eat it that way OR scoop out the flesh and us it in a soup, a smoothie, or really anywhere you would use pumpkin puree. Or you can take each half and cut them into wedges just like you would if you were cutting a melon.

Then I toss with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and curry powder. Now again, if you wanted a sweet flavor swap the garlic and curry for some cinnamon or even a little pumpkin pie spice, both would be delish.

Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes flipping it half way through. The goal is to get this beautiful golden brown flesh with a nice tender skin because remember, the skin is 100% edible. It softens up when it cooks and is delicious.”

2020 Prior Weeks' Shares

Produce delivered may vary.

Week 20: October 14

  • Acorn Squash
  • Arugula
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Scallions
  • plus a few surprises!

Week 19: October 7

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Head Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Kale
  • plus a few surprises!

Week 18: September 30

  • Broccoli
  • Jester Squash
  • Head Lettuce
  • Shallots
  • Beets

Week 17: September 23

  • Leeks
  • Arugula
  • Satina (Yellow) Potatoes
  • Head Lettuce
  • Swiss Chard
  • Yellow Onions
  • A small bag of Hot Peppers (will include some or all of the following: Cayenne, Hungarian Hot Wax, Poblano, Jalapeno, Habanero) (Here for some hot pepper tips)
  • Fruit Share (last week): 1 bag of Macintosh Apples and 1 jar of Creamed Honey

Week 16: September 16

  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Tomato
  • Head Lettuce
  • Sweet Onions
  • Spinach
  • Fruit: Bartlett Pears

Week 15: September 9

  • Bunched Beets
  • Peppers
  • Parsley
  • Head Lettuce
  • Yellow Potatoes (called Vivaldi)
  • plus several surprises!
  • Fruit: Honeycrisp Apples

Week 14: September 2

  • Kale
  • Summer Squash/Zucchini
  • Head Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • plus several surprises!
  • Fruit Share This Week: 1 bag of Purple-Blue Plums!

Week 13: August 26

  • Melon
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Scallions
  • Head Lettuce
  • Eggplant
  • plus several surprises!
  • Fruit: 1 bag of Wildfire Gala Apples!

Week 11: August 12

  • Melon
  • Cucumbers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Head Lettuce
  • Eggplant
  • Summer Squash/Zucchini
  • plus a surprise or two!
  • Fruit: peaches

Week 10: August 5

  • Melon
  • Cucumbers
  • Red Gold Potatoes
  • Head Lettuce
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Curly Kale
  • plus a surprise or two!
  • Fruit: Blueberries

Week 9: July 29

  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini/Summer Squash
  • Head Lettuce
  • Bunched Beets
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • plus a surprise or two!

Week 8: July 22

  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini/Summer Squash
  • Head Lettuce
  • plus a few more items, not yet harvested
  • Fruit share: blueberries!

Week 7: July 15

  • Cabbage
  • Cucumbers
    Zucchini/Summer Squash
  • Head Lettuce
  • plus a few more items, not yet harvested
  • Fruit: 3 pints blueberries

Week 6: July 8

  • Spring Onions
  • Fennel
  • Cucumbers
  • Head Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini/Summer Squash
  • Fruit: Cherries

Week 5: July 1

  • Pointy-head Cabbage (for many CSA members, but some will get round cabbage)
  • Cucumbers
  • Head Lettuce
  • Zucchini/Summer Squash
  • Fruit Share: Cherries

Week 4: June 24

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Fennel
  • Head Lettuce
  • And a few more surprises not yet harvested!

Week 3: June 17

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Swiss chard
  • Head Lettuce
  • An herb
  • Zucchini/Summer Squash
  • And more!

Week 2: June 10

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Head Lettuce
  • A Cooking Green
  • And more items to be harvested that morning!

Week 1: June 3

  • Green Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Salad Mix Radishes
  • Head Lettuce
  • A Cooking Green
2019 Prior Weeks' Shares

Produce delivered may vary.

Week 22: Oct 30

  • Rutabaga
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Small Potatoes
  • Green Cabbage
  • Winter Squash
  • Root Bag: Watermelon Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Red Radish, Beets, and Carrots

Week 21: Oct 23

  • Celeriac
  • Shallots
  • Lettuce
  • Small Sweet Potatoes
  • Adirondack Blue Potatoes
  • Curly Kale
  • Peppers

Week 20: Oct 16

  • Bunched Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Cabbage Potatoes

Week 19: Oct 9

  • Bok Choi
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Braising Greens or Tat Soi (not sure yet!)
  • Peppers
  • Tomato
  • Hakurei Turnips

Week 18: Oct 2

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Tomato
  • Acorn Squash
  • Fruit: Apple Butter and Honey

Week 17: Sept 25

  • Green Beans
  • Shallots
  • Lettuce
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Leeks
  • Fruit: Gala Apples

Week 16: Sept 18

  • Butternut Squash
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Sweet Onions
  • 2 other items not yet harvested
  • Fruit: Honeycrisp Apples

Week 15: Sept 11

  • Bunched Beets
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Arugula
  • Peppers
  • A Cooking Green (Spinach, Braising Greens, or Tat Soi)
  • Fruit: Barlett Pears

Week 14: Sept 4

  • Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet Onions
  • Melon
  • Tomatoes
  • Multi-Color Peppers
  • Fruit: Nectarines

Week 13: August 28

  • Corn
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Fairytale Eggplant
  • Curly Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Multi-Color Peppers
  • Fruit: Peaches

Week 12: August 21

  • Corn
  • Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet Onions
  • Cantaloupe
  • Tomatoes
  • Fruit Share: Paula Red Apples!

Week 11: August 14

  • Corn
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Green Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Cantaloupe
  • Green Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Fruit Share: Peaches

Week 10: August 7

  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow Squash/Zucchini
  • Green Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Cantaloupe
  • Green Peppers
    Tomatoes
  • Fruit Share: 1 bag of Santa Rosa Plums

Week 9: July 31

  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow Squash/Zucchini
  • Green Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Fruit Share: Apricots!

Week 8: July 24

  • Head Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow Squash/Zucchini
  • Fruit Share: Blueberries!

Week 7: July 17

  • Bunched Carrots
  • Head Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • Curly Kale
  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow Squash/Zucchini

Week 6: July 10

  • Big Scallions
  • Kohlrabi
  • Head Lettuce
  • Spring Cooking Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow Squash/Zucchini

Week 5: July 3

Week 4: June 26

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Fennel
  • Broccoli
  • Head Lettuce
  • Spring Cooking Onions
  • Bunched Beets
  • Plus one more item yet to be harvested!

Week 3: June 19

Week 2: June 12

This week in your CSA box, you will most likely find:

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Salad Mix
  • Spinach
  • Basil
  • Head Lettuce

 

Week 1: June 5

This week in your CSA box, you will most likely find:

  • Scallions
  • Curly Kale
  • Salad Mix
  • Spinach
  • Cilantro
  • Bok Choi

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