The weather has been mild and the company has been sweet but I have to say it has been a rough Late Fall season for B & H this year. I always hesitate to complain about being a farmer and the weather. I always try to make the newsletters happy and sweet. And then at some point I need you to know that we have been working extra hard to make sure you have a nice selection and a quality product in your boxes each week. I believe we have succeeded but I would be lying if I said it was easy. Due to several unseen circumstances we have had to order in most of the root crops that you see on the order list. They do come from a certified organic farm in our area. We know the growers very well and feel confident in their product but due to the fact that we have to purchase most of these crops we are unable to give you any extra bounty. That being said we are very confident that you are getting your money’s worth. We are grateful for your support in this tough time. And we know that you understand that being a CSA member means a lot to a farm that is having trouble with their crops. CSA members support the farm no matter what the farm is able to produce. Our CSA is unique in that we do not make the customer bear the brunt of the loss of the crops. You will only be limited in selection.
We see a bright future ahead for the winter markets and spring. We are farmers and what farmer’s do best is push through and prepare for the next season. We will see you there!
Please follow the rules listed below. Extras will be given on a first come first serve basis, if you order them.
- No extras this week.
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.
What the heck are broccoli shoots you ask? Broccoli shoots are the small broccoli heads that the broccoli plant produces after the main broccoli head has been harvested. Aka… Baby Broccoli. I adore these things. They are essentially mini broccolis and so you can eat them whole and eliminate the cutting. This week they will come with leaves. Don’t dismiss these leaves. They have the same nutritional content as kale and currently are sweeter and tenderer than kale. This is another 2 for one crop.
How do you eat them?
- You can peel the leaves off and prepare them the way you would kale. If you need kale this week.
- The baby broccolis can be eaten raw, sautéed, steamed, roasted or put in soups. The same way you would eat any broccoli. I highly recommend leaving the leaves on for the added nutrition and texture.
- Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese
- Lemony Baby Broccoli
- Broccoli Salads
Visit our Recipe pages for more information.
Items available this week:
- Cabbage, Green – 1 medium head.
- Cabbage, Red – 1- 2 small heads.
- Winter Squash – 1 spaghetti squash.
- Potatoes, Red Skinned – 2 lb.
- Onions, Yellow Jumbo – 1 jumbo onion.
- Celeriac aka. Celery Root – 2 medium bulbs.
- Carrots – 1 lb.
- Turnips, Hakurei, white – 3/4 lb. with greens
- Daikon Radish – 1 large or 2 small roots.
- Radish, small – ¾ lb.
- Broccoli Shoots – 3/4 lb.
- Garlic, Silver white – 2 bulbs.
- Mustard Greens, Red Frills – 3/4 lb.
- Komatsuna – ¾ lb.
- Swiss chard (small leaves) – ½ lb.
- Tatsoi – 3/4 lb.
- Spinach OR Salad Mix – 7 oz. / 5 oz.
- Spicy Mix OR Arugula – 5 oz.
- Herb Mix 1: 2 oz. each of Sage & Marjoram.
When can you expect your add-ons?
- Bi-weekly Egg Deliveries: 12/14
- Weekly Kombucha Deliveries
- Weekly Fruit Deliveries
- 2 lb. Stayman Apples & 2 lb. Gala Apple varieties from Weaver’s Orchard.
We will pack your add-ons directly in your CSA box.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 membership and for joining this journey with us.
B & H Organic Produce