We are finally getting down to the last of the field projects this week and our crew is ready to break for Thanksgiving. It has been a very busy season and they have worked hard, so if you see them around town, feel free to take a minute to give them a pat on the back for all their hard work this year. None of this food would have been possible without them!
Greens are abundant this week! With the abnormally warm fall, things have grown much faster than they normally do in the winter. This week your box features some things for the upcoming holiday as well as some things to nourish you while you prepare for the feast. Parsnips mash well with potatoes. Leeks make an incredible savory bread pudding with some local mushrooms and Gruyere. For the traditional, we have have pumpkins for pie...but of course you can deviate into a torte or soup for the big shin-dig. Other fun things to think about this week are baby bok choy for a miso soup or some steamed broccoli raab as a for a thick cut pork chop. I for one will use the last of field radicchio for a comforting fall risotto.
Finally, just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you folks. Thanksgiving is such a great time for a farmer as the harvest is in, the root cellars are full, and one can finally feel the seasonal release (both physically and mentally) of a job well done. This year we will be giving thanks for many things, but at the top of the list are our CSA families that continue to champion our food and the many of you who have taken your support to the next level and joined the Land Cooperative. We are re-energized and touched that you value agriculture and access to clean, local food in your community and we are looking forward to finishing up the membership drive strong. Community owned farmland, what a thought!
Next Winter Market: Saturday, November 21, from 9am-1pm, at the Opera Galleria in Old Town Fort Collins
Looking forward to seeing you folks real soon!
This Week's Harvest:
Baby Bok Choy