Included in the CSA boxes this coming week will be:  brussel sprouts, potatoes, beets, kale, lettuce, gala apples, leek and acorn squash.

This is a meat CSA week.  Please remember to bring the meat bags back next week.  Thank you!

Potato Kale Soup

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chile flakes or to taste
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped kale
  • black pepper

Directions:

Heat oil in soup pot; add onions, garlic, chile flakes, and salt; saute until onions are translucent.  Add potatoes and enough water to cover by 4 inches.  Bring to boil and cook, covered until potatoes are about half done.  Add kale and cook,  uncover until potatoes are tender about 10-15 minutes.  Puree soup in blender or food processor.  Season with pepper to taste.  Makes 6-8 servings.

From: Asparagus to Zucchini cookbook

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients:

  • 2 acorn Squash
  • 1 lb. bulk sausage
  • 1 c. finely chopped onion
  • 1 c. finely chopped celery
  • ¾ c. bread crumbs
  • 1 c. grated cheese

Directions:

Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds.  Place squash cut side down in a baking pan.  Add ¼ to ½ inch water and bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.  Meanwhile brown sausage and remove from pan.  Drain off all but 2 T. drippings.  Sauté onion and celery in the drippings about 5 minutes.  Removed from heat.  Stir in bread crumbs.  Quickly stir in sausage and cheese.  Put into lightly salted squash cavities and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

Apple & Beet Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. cooked beets, diced
  • 2 c. diced apples
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 1 1/2 T. Lemon Juice
  • 1 T. white vinegar
  • 1/8 c. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Directions:  Combine beets and apples.  Whisk remaining ingredients together and pour over beets and apples.

From the Practical Produce Cookbook

Check out the pictures below for pictures from the farm.  Have a great week!

Lots of loads of fall produce coming out of the fields!

Lots of loads of fall produce coming out of the fields!

Field of oats covered with frost this morning.  We planted several fields of oats this fall for cover crop.

Field of oats covered with frost this morning. We planted several fields of oats this fall for cover crop.

Last week was beautiful and we are over half way with the carrot harvest.

Last week was beautiful and we are over half way with the carrot harvest.

Harvesting turnips this afternoon.

Harvesting turnips this afternoon.

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