Late Fall CSA – December 14, 2016

 

The mad dash of the holidays is in full swing. Don’t forget to eat your fresh veggies this time of year to build up your immune system! When growing in the field, plants need to protect themselves from the cold weather so, they also have immune systems. In response to stress they produce antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential to our health. Eating fresh foods this time of year is important. Many of the vegetables we are eating now are root vegetables, which have added minerals from growing below the soil. If you can, try to avoid peeling your veggies. Many of these minerals and antioxidants are in the skins and outer leaves. This is truly a beautiful system.
We are invested in your health. 
Don’t forget to breathe!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And thank you so much for joining us on this journey.

 

Featured Crop
Each week we like to feature a vegetable from our list that we feel is in its prime. A crop is often filled with the most energy and nutrition when it is at its peak.
Radishes
I love Radishes. They are often the forgotten vegetable that only finds its home on top of a salad. Yes, this is a great way to eat a radish, but if you have never tried them any other way you are missing out. Radishes are a great storage crop. Any radishes you order can be stored without greens in your refrigerator for several months.
Are you often afraid of the spiciness of a radish? Have you eaten a radish after a frost? The flavor of a radish this time of year is much sweeter and only has a hint of spiciness. It is divine.
In Chinese Medicine radishes are used to clear out stagnation in the body. Radishes are perfect for cleaning out the respiratory system during cold season.
And don’t forget that you can eat the radish greens. Radishes are in the arugula family and will have a similar flavor. Most radish greens have a prickly texture and are best sautéed or put into a hot soup.
This week we are offering 3 different types of radishes:
  • Small Red Radishes – red skinned with a white center.
  • Daikon Radishes – long white radishes.
  • Watermelon Radishes – this is a type of daikon with a slightly green skin and a hot pink center.

Recipes:

You can use any of these radishes interchangeably for any of these recipes.

Visit our Recipe pages for more information.
Items available this week:
  • Cabbage, Green – 1 medium head.
  • Cabbage, Napa – 1 large head.
  • Cabbage, Savoy – 1 large or 2 small heads.
  • Sweet Potatoes – 2 lb.
  • Celeriac aka. Celery Root – 4 medium bulbs.
  • Carrots – 1 lb.
  • Beets – 1 lb. without greens
  • Turnips, Hakurei, white – 3/4 lb. with greens
  • Daikon Radish – 1 large or 2 small roots.
  • Watermelon Radish – 1 lb.
  • Radish, small – ¾ lb.
  • Broccoli Shoots OR Broccoli Raab – 1 lb.
  • Garlic, Silver White – 1/2 lb.
  • Garlic, Oregon Blue – 1/2 lb.
  • Garlic, Romanian Red – 1/2 lb.
  • Mixed Mustard Greens – 3/4 lb.
  • Tatsoi – 3/4 lb.
  • Pac Choi – 1 large or 2 medium heads.
  • Mini Lettuce, Mixed varieties – 2 medium or 3 mini heads.
  • Spicy Mix OR Salad Mix – 7 oz. / 5 oz.
  • Herb Mix 1: 2 oz. each of Sage & Marjoram.
Extras
Please follow the rules listed below. Extras will be given on a first come first serve basis, if you order them. You must order extras to receive them. 
  • Garlic – Order any variety of garlic in your original order and you may order 1 extra order of Romainian Red garlic.
Add-Ons
When can you expect your add-ons?
  • Last Egg Delivery: 12/14 
  • Weekly Kombucha Deliveries
  • Weekly Fruit Deliveries
    • 4 lb. Mixed Apple varieties from Weaver’s Orchard.

We will pack your add-ons directly in your CSA box. 

Ordering
We need to have your orders by Monday at 8 pm. This weekly newsletter will also be posted on our website in the right hand side bar for reference. Late orders cannot be accepted. If you do not choose to order or forget to order we will select a well-rounded box for you. Each week while the ordering store is open, the ordering page can be found from our website or the newsletter email. From our website: Click the Member Actions tab on the top menu bar, which will lead you to this Member Login button: Go ahead, click it! Log in by: Entering your email address. (The one that you used to sign up for B&H.) You will receive a link in a an email that will take you to your account. Entering a password. (You must use link login for your first time logging in.) Once logged into your account you can change click on Fall Vegetable Share under Member Stores. You will see the list of available items. Click Add to Cart for each item that you would like in your box. You may pick 6 items. You will see your items show up in your cart on the right hand side. When complete, you may click Continue to Checkout or Specify Quantities. (Please do not change quantities of items that only allow one to be ordered.) Or you may head to the Extras store to add free items that we have abundance of that week, if applicable.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to complete all steps for checking out. Please keep an eye out for your confirmation email. If you do not receive that email, then we did not receive your order!!
If you are going away or unable to pick up your produce you may donate your share in your account under Holds. We have selected 2 individuals/organizations in need, that your donated share would go to.
Pick Up/Delivery 
We realize that many people are busy and forget to pick up. This is one of our biggest issues running the CSA. We work hard to fill your boxes with fresh vegetables and we want you to receive them when they are fresh. Please keep in contact with us if there is an issue with picking up your box on time. It is best to call or text Erica at 484-955-1098. (If you are texting please send your name.) Please remember each week to gently break down your box and leave it at the site. The site host is not responsible for your produce or the delivery; please do not contact the site host with any issues. If you have concerns about your order or any problems do not hesitate to contact us at info@bhorganicproduce.com. We appreciate your feedback and although we are trying to create an automated system we still want to have direct communication with our customers!
Members can have their boxes delivered right to their door! On any given week you can make a payment of $7 via PayPal during ordering in the Delivery Store. First, go to Delivery Dudes website, reading.deliverydudes.com, to see if you are within the range of service or visit our website to read more, http://bhorganicproduce.com/delivery-dudes. Delivery customers will receive their boxes between 4-6pm.

We thank you for your membership and support.
Erica 
B & H Organic Produce