2015 CSA Fall October 3rd

2015 CSA Fall October 3rd

• Eggplant Mix
• Field Mix 10×10 bag
• Arugula 10×10 bag
• Chard
• Pepper Medley
• Potatoes
• Lemon Verbena
• Rose Geranium
• Poultry Herb Blend
• Thai Basil
• Butternut Squash
• Gourmet Cucumber
• Zucchini/Squash
• Squash Blossoms
• Fresh Baby Ginger

Water: the source of all life on our beloved planet. And boy, have we had a lot of it! The compost is making tea all by itself. Terrible flooding has racked the east coast and it is a very humble blessing indeed to not yet have had anything major take place. Several plants and mushrooms thrive in this environment and an advantage has been had by the continuous string of grey days: inhabitants were transplanted outdoors with the most minimal invasive techniques. Goldenseal made an incredible showing this week (see photo left for a bit of yellow root atop dry rose) as well as a dear friend who brought us a macaroni and cheese casserole made from 4! cheeses and our roasted “Hatch” green chilis. Incredible! Simply chop and include in your favorite recipe as such and enjoy baked in the oven, i was advised, in a pan of water, covered. Came out perfect. Another pasta inspiration: eggplant cut long ways, top to bottom, in sheet-like thins, dry, and store for pasta replacement before frost. Pie becons with inclusion of fresh baby ginger. Dash in processor with cooked and drained butternut, sugars and egg for a pie. The ginger benefits from some shade and a bit underwatering with its suceptability to root rot. The same for the aloe, benefiting from sparse watering, yet attendance to young crowns’ hydration is paramount. Everything at the farm is recycled in one way or another, and the water is a good example of that. There is a seven tiered system that lays beneath the gravel in the driveway and into the hillside recycling pond. All the waters that come out of the greenhouse are turned right over into hydration for other plants. The well water is purified being pumped out, but deep beneath lies tiny blind cave shrimp. Viva la cave shrimp!

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