Fall CSA Week 11

Hello Fellow Veggiephiles,

   Hands are numbing around the farm as chilly mornings await us each day. Despite some light frosts our fall tomato plants are just beginning to produce and with a little luck, we will have enough for everyone next week. The first few heads of broccoli are also starting to crown, so it shouldn’t be much longer…
We’re running a little behind this morning, so I’m going to save the lengthy reflections for next week. Thanks as always for making us your farm!
In The Box

-1# Apples
-1 head Komatsuna OR 1 bunch Choy Sum (Chinese Sprouting Broccoli)
-1 small bag Spinach
-1 double-sized bunch Hakurei Turnips
-1 head Lettuce
-1 head Escarole
-2# Sweet Potatoes
-1# Winter Radish
-1 bunch Beets OR 1# Tomatoes OR 1# Zucchini OR 1# Cucumbers
Recipes and Ideas

Mixed Root Vegetable Salad

2 small apples, peeled and sliced
1 bunch salad turnips, tops removed, sliced thin
2 small heads fennel, tops removed sliced thin
2-3 winter radishes, sliced thin
for the dressing:

1/4 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Combine dressing ingredients and whisk until emulsified, pour on to salad and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve as is or on a bed of greens.

Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

2 large Sweet Potatoes or Yams, steamed until cooked, cooled, cut into ¾-inch pieces
1 cup Corn Kernels, frozen or canned
1/4 cup Red Onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 fresh squeezed Lime Juice
2 teaspoons Prepared Mustard, preferably Dijon
3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 clove Garlic
1/2 teaspoon Grated Ginger
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 cup Cucumber Pieces, pealed and 1/2 inch diced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped Peanuts

sweet red chili sauce (optional)

Add sweet potatoes, corn and onion to large bowl. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, mustard, brown sugar, garlic, and grated ginger. Add dressing to potatoes. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Add cucumber and peanuts just before serving.

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