Happenings on the farm!

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Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
November 1, 2016 
Dear Members, 
I spent the greater part of today updating our online farm store and adding
Thanksgiving produce boxes to the
Holiday department.  My goal is to get the word out that we are selling produce boxes during the week of Thanksgiving to encourage people to try out our farm and localize their holiday.  The Thanksgiving produce boxes (linked above) are a one-time purchase that does not require membership.  Please pass the word on and invite your friends and family to a local Thanksgiving.  In addition to the produce boxes, I am busy adding the winter harvest into the online farm store.  
Fingerling potatoes,
parsnips and
winter squash are all available for you to add onto your regular CSA.  Keep looking at what is available to add onto your CSA. As we move into the winter months, I will be adding an array of citrus and grains.
     Thanksgiving News:
     As always, we will be closed on Thanksgiving (Thursday November 24th ).  We will make and deliver the Tuesday boxes on Tuesday and the Thursday boxes on Wednesday. This way we will all be able to make our feast and take the day off too!  If you have any questions about our holiday schedule, reach out!  We will be happy to explain the schedule change.
Produce boxes will likely contain:  Salad, potatoes, carrots, onions, chard, sugar pie pumpkin and parsley.  
Eat well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, fennel, beets, leeks, sweet peppers and butternut squash.

caramelized fennel recipe

I am often asked about the best way to enjoy fennel. Simple is often best, and in all honesty, I love to caramelize it. 

Caramelized Fennel

I credit Putney Farm for sharing this ever simple and tasty way of enjoying fennel. 

 

Method:  Cut the fronds and stems off your fennel.  These parts can be used in a soup stock, cut up into a salad or juiced.  Slice the fennel in 1/4 inch slices, removing the core.  Over medium heat, saute’ with 1/4 cup olive oil for about 10 minutes.  You want your fennel golden brown and cooked through.  Sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste and a squeeze of lemon.  Enjoy!

CSA trades and exchanges:  If you pick your produce up at the farm, you will see an exchange basket.  This basket is for you to swap produce on the exchange list.  Please limit your exchanges to what is available in the basket, and pay for the items you take out of the store. This way we ensure there is enough diverse produce in the store for everyone.  Thanks!
Juice Boxes
Carrots, fennel, kale, apples, persimmons, beets and spinach.
Carrot fennel soup is popular in our area’s top rated restaurants, so I figured the two would pair well together in a juice.  
Fennel Carrot Juice:  
2 fennel bulbs (fronds included)
2 medium carrots
1 squeeze of lemon
Carrot Fennel Juice
4 medium carrots
1 fennel bulb
1/2 apple
1 orange
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