Box Contents Week 17 – Farmshare 2011

Hello everyone!

This has been one of the warmest falls in my recent memory – no real frost has hit the farm yet and we are supposed to have at least another week of it. I hope you are all able to enjoy it.

I included a pie pumpkin in case anyone is the designated pie-maker in their family. However, you can put pumpkin in many other things like muffins or even pumpkin-spiced lattes. If you really want to be efficient you could even toast and season the seeds for a snack. If all else fails, just stick it on your porch and you’ll instantly look more festive.

Also, for the first time ever, we have apples! The trees are now 3 years old (the first ones we planted), and just starting to bear nicely.

As organic apples have a lot of pests and diseases to fight off, they are not the waxy, photo-ready conventionally grown ones you see in the grocery store. They do have marks here and there, but I trust that you will appreciate the natural goodness of the apples without all the heavy sprays. The red ones are red delicious – good for snacking, and the green/red ones are best for baking.

We are truly blessed with an abundant (and longer) harvest season and a wonderful free land to live in. I hope everyone casts their vote this Thursday.

Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Half Share
-eggplant
-rainbow carrots
-red beets
-romaine lettuce
-green leaf lettuce
-red and green sheppard peppers
-pie pumpkin
-butternut squash
-red delicious or baking apples
-rainbow or red swiss chard

Whole Share
-eggplant (recipe for quick stuffed eggplant)
-rainbow carrots
-red beets
-romaine lettuce
-green leaf lettuce
-red and green sheppard peppers
-pie pumpkin (one of my favourite pumpkin pie recipes! ~ Heather)
-butternut squash
-red delicious or baking apples
-rainbow or red swiss chard
-celery
-brussels sprouts
-radishes
-kale (red or black)
-oregano
-green onions

Have a good one,
Jennifer

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I was so excited to see the pie pumpkin cuz I LOVE pumpkin pie. Also, one of our eggplants is shaped a little crudely and hubby and I have been giggling like school kids over it since this morning 🙂

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  2. Fun with your farm share! Love it. 🙂 Hope we’ll get a report back (and maybe a link with a photo or two?) on how your pie turns out. Have a great thanksgiving weekend!

    Best,
    Heather

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  3. As requested, here’s my pie:
    http://makejanemake.blogspot.com/2011/10/pumpkin-pie-from-scratch.html
    Made yesterday, less then 3/4 left today!

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