And happy first day of Fall! Although it has been feeling more and more like a second round of summer this week with highs hitting close to 90 degrees! This again poses a challenge for irrigation in Colorado farming as we bank on our plants needing less and less water as the temperatures get cooler. We are just crossing our fingers for some precipitation (not Sunday though!) or for some reprieve from the endless summer (sorry Brian Williams). Counting today, we have 5 more weeks of CSA left in the market season and its hard to know when the first frost will be, so be sure to enjoy the summer stuff while it is still here. There are still a few spots left for the winter, so don't delay if you have been thinking about joining the fun. We love it!
This week we bring back some cool weather favorites including baby bok choy and broccoli rabe. Both are great in a quick weeknight stir fry, but also shine as simple sides by themselves. If you are milking the grilling season, bok choy is delicious grilled and dressed whole with your favorite marinade. Skillet rabe is great on a burger, pizza, or pasta. I love it sauted with some onion and garlic and tossed with some roasted beets and goat cheese. It makes a great accompaniment to roasted acorn squash stuffed with pork sausage, onions, and apples. The skin of the delecata squash is edible which makes it the easiest squash to prepare. Just slice down the middle, scoop out the insides and cut into little half moons. Roast with plenty of salt and olive oil at 400 for 25 minutes. Throw in some hakurei turnips to mix it up and it is melt in your mouth delicious.
We have roasted chilis for anyone who would like them. We are selling them by the case, there are 6 full bags in a case. One case is $30. They are amazing and you will be thrilled to have them this winter. Please email me and let me know which day you would like to pick them up (Wed or Sat). First come first serve!
This Week's Harvest
Baby Bok choy