This Week's Denison Farm CSA Share

CSA Produce for This Week (and prior weeks)

Current Week (October 20 - Week 21 of 22)

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Greetings CSA Members,

May all that has been reduced to noise in you,
become music again
~ David Teems

I raced out of the house this morning to catch the sunlight upon Gnome Hill (the affectionately named ridge in the photo). This scene captures Autumn for me! I am always filled with joy and sadness as the days shorten and the trees go bare. Next week is the final CSA share for the 2021 season – a thought that also brings both joy and sadness. How did this happen so quickly? Did I truly savor the tastes and smells of summer, appreciate all of you enough, honor those who farm together here on this beloved ground? I will pick up and carry the noise of all the farm drama and calamities and transform it into music – a much more beautiful view to hold onto and cherish.

Wishing you the very Best – Justine

2nds Carrots, 2nds Beets, and 2nds Garlic:

We have added 2nds beets and 2nds garlic to the list online! Please visit our website to get more information and place your order. You may also contact me and send us a check in advance.

Your order must be placed no later than Monday at 9:00 a.m. for the current week’s CSA pick up.

Bags may be picked up at a CSA drop-off location or at the Farm. Sorry, but smaller bags are not available.

If you have any questions, please call Justine at 518-894-5571.

Wishing you the very Best – Justine

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

  • Purple Top Turnips
  • Celeriac
  • Kabocha Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • The 12-week Fruit Share has concluded.

Storage and Handling Tips:

Kabocha Squash – Keep cool and dry.

  • Squash store best at an even 50°F in a dark place. This could be a cool and dark shelf, cabinet, or drawer in the kitchen, pantry, or closet. They also store well in a warmer section of the root cellar such as on the top shelf.
  • While in Storage: Check and cull them often to make sure the squash are not developing soft spots. Turning them can keep them from bruising. Remove damaged fruit and use them up soon. Under ideal conditions and depending on the variety, winter squash will store for 2–4 months. Compost them when they develop soft spots on the skin or a soft stem.

From New Entry Sustainable Farming Project:

Celeriac:

  • Handling: Celeriac must be peeled before using; use a sharp knife rather than a vegetable peeler.
  • Storing: Celeriac will last several weeks in the hydrator drawer of the fridge or in a plastic bag in the fridge. Do not wash before storing in fridge.
  • Freezing: Celeriac freezes well. Wash, peel and cut into discs or cubes. Blanch in boiling water for four minutes, plunge into ice water, drain, pack in freezer bags, label and freeze.

Purple Top Turnips:

  • Handling: Wash and peel the turnip root. Turnips should not be overcooked, or they will become dark in color and strong in flavor. The summer turnip, when sliced, can be cooked in thirty minutes, the winter turnip in from forty-five to sixty minutes.
  • Storing: Turnips should be stored unwashed in plastic bag in hydrator drawer of the refrigerator. Store greens separately wrapped in damp towel or plastic bag – use them as soon as possible.
  • Freezing: Freeze turnips in cubes or fully cooked and mashed. Cut off tops, wash and peel. Cut in cubes to blanch or in large chunks to cook and mash before freezing. Cubes blanch in 2 minutes. To mash, cook in boiling water until tender. Drain, mash or sieve. Cool. Leave ½ inch headroom for either.

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Please Note:

1. Please wear a mask when picking up your weekly CSA share  and remember to keep your distance from one another. Thank you for respecting one another. We appreciate and value each and every one of you!

2. Please take one box from the top of one of the stacks and check your name off on the sign-in clipboard. The boxes (eggs and fruit as well) will all be the same and will not be labeled.

3. A Gentle Reminder on Recycling. We greatly appreciate your efforts to recycle! Here is the List of Items you may recycle and return to us:

  • Flattened CSA Vegetable Boxes
  • Hidden Camp Egg Cartons
  • Green Pint Containers
2021 Prior Weeks' Shares

Produce delivered may vary.

Week 20

  • Curly Kale
  • Carrots
  • Bunched Radish
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!

Week 19

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Blue Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested! 

Week 18

  • Curly Kale
  • Scallions
  • Sweet Peppers
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!

Week 17

  • Hakurei Turnips
  • A bag of Ruby Mac Apples
  • Leeks
  • Potatoes
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Final Fruit Share: One Jar of Cinnamon Honey AND One bag of Bosc Pears

Week 16

  • Acorn Squash
  • Lettuce
  • Curly Kale
  • Bunched Radish
  • Sweet Onions
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: Honeycrisp Apples

Week 15

  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatillos
  • Bok Choi
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: Yellow Peaches

Week 14

  • Onions
  • Tomato
  • Green Beans
  • A Cooking Green
  • Yellow Potatoes
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: Bartlett Pears

Week 13

  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Melon
  • Corn
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: Ginger Gold Apples

Week 12

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Green Beans
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit share: Yellow Peaches

Week 11

  • Tomatillos (Tomatillo recipes!)
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Eggplant
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: Donut Peaches

Week 10

  • Lettuce
  • Green Beans
  • Scallions
  • Tomato
  • Yellow Squash
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • No Fruit Share 🙁

Week 9

  • Lettuce
  • Red Gold Potatoes
  • Yellow Onions
  • Green Beans
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit share: Plums!

Week 8

  • Lettuce
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Onions
  • Fresh Garlic
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: Blueberries

Week 7

  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • Bunched Beets
  • Sweet Onions
  • Curly Kale
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: Blueberries

Week 6

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Lettuce
  • Bunched Carrots
  • Sweet Onions
  • Scallions
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: 1 Bag of Cherries

Week 5

  • Garlic Scapes (check out some garlic scapes recipes)
  • Lettuce
  • Bunched Beets
  • Curly Kale
  • Green Beans
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!
  • Fruit Share: 1 Bag of Cherries

Week 4

  • Fennel (a few fennel recipes)
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Head Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Cabbage
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!

Week 3

  • Bok Choi
  • Garlic Scapes (Recipes using garlic scapes)
  • Head Lettuce
  • Topped Radish
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • And a few more items that have yet to be harvested!

Week 2: June 9

  • Bok Choi (Check these recipes!)
  • Scallions
  • Basil
  • Head Lettuce
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • And a few more item that have yet to be harvested!

Week 1: June 2

  • Curly Kale Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Head Lettuce
  • Scallions An Herb
  • And one more item that has yet to be harvested!
2020 Prior Weeks' Shares

Produce delivered may vary.

Week 22: October 28

  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • Bok Choi
  • Adirondack Blue Potatoes
  • Root Bag: Watermelon Radish, Carrots, and Beets
  • plus a few surprises!

Week 21: October 21

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

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

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