Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What to Do With Your Share---Week 29

The warm weather is gone, and the taste of November weather is in the air. While we got a much needed 1.5 inches of rain this weekend, we also experienced a morning of 19 degrees. Row cover over the carrots, beets and broccoli did its job helping these plants weather the cold, and many of the cold hearty brassicas survived. But there is no escaping the march toward Winter for most other crops. And while we bid them adieu, we prepare ourselves for the cold, short days of the coming months.

This weeks share offerings include the following:
Lettuce-two heads, mainly from the high tunnel
Beets-fresh beets are the best
Spinach-a benefit of supporting us in our first extended season
Sweet potatoes-orange Beauregard variety
Storage cabbage-it should keep in a plastic bag in your crisper for months
Herbs-cilantro/dill bunch, arugula or dried herb
Brussel sprouts or broccoli-the trial variety of Brussel sprouts did well, but the quantity is limited
Gold ball turnip-mild as can be, we made wedges along with some sweet potatoes and beets using last week's recipe and they were outa sight

Spinach in the high tunnel
A host of family obligations, harvesting, and other chores precludes a new recipe this week. It was overhead though at this weekend's Core Group meeting though that the Sweet Potato Cabbage Hash recipe from the October 2, 2012 blog is a favorite.

Green garlic planting on 11/9/12

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