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Week Thirteen: September 5th Update

A foggy morning at the farm

Bell Peppers

At long last this weeks shares will include Bell Peppers. This is our first year growing peppers at scale, so we planted a number of varieties to explore the pepperverse. A share will include two peppers that may be a light yellow, purple, red, green, or somewhere in between. We hope you enjoy them and are happy to hear what you think!

This mornings pepper harvest

Thinking of Thanksgiving

This year Thanksgiving falls on Monday, October 12th. For those of you who have a Thanksgiving meal planned for the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, or if you like to get some of your meal prep out of the way a few days early, we'd like to offer an option for receiving your week's CSA share a day early.

If you let us know by Wednesday, October 7th, we'd be happy to have your share ready for pickup at our farm during the afternoon of Friday, October 9th.

Let us know by: Wednesday, October 7th

Pickup Date: Friday, October 9th

Carrot Greens

When we're getting carrots ready for our CSA shares, we normally remove the greens. We do this for two reasons. First, it makes washing the greens more straightforward and we don't have to be concerned with the greens getting wet and then needing to dry before going into cold storage. Secondly, snipping the greens improves the longevity of the carrots in storage. For the most typical use cases, where we use only the root of the carrot, that all makes sense...

But did you know that carrot greens (tops) are delightfully edible? This week's carrots will come with their greens left on, so if you're interested in trying to work with them in your cooking, here's a good chance! Below you'll find a couple of ideas that use carrot greens to help get you started.

Food Bank Update

We're happy to report that as of last week our 2020 donations to the Kawartha Lakes Food Source in Lindsay total over 1,000 lbs. A very genuine thanks to all our CSA members for supporting our efforts and making this possible.

This Week's Share

  • Lettuce

  • Summer Squash (a.k.a. Zucchini)

  • Beets

  • Carrots

  • Beans

  • Tomatoes

  • Bell Peppers

  • ... and more!

Thanks again!

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