Late Fall CSA – November 16, 2016

 

 

 We will have normal deliveries next week for all locations except we will be delivering early to Daniel Boone School District. Please look for an email in the near future to notify you of your pick up change. 
We finally finished planting our garlic for 2017 and we are praying for a great crop next year. We were so blessed with a good crop of garlic this season and the ability to offer you several varieties. Music garlic is sold out for the year but we are excited to offer you Oregon Blue this week. 
We had a poor growing season for potatoes this past season which is why we are not offering them on the list each week. We are ordering them in from a local organic farm and hope to offer them to you as often as possible. Unfortunately, many farmers are in the same boat as us and we could not get a large quantity to order in. 
We are finally excited to be offering salad mix again this week. We had such a hard time germinating the lettuce mix at the end of the summer with the heat. Can you imagine that the lettuce mix we are harvesting for this coming week was seeded in early September? It takes sooo long to catch up this time of year. Coming soon: Yukon gold potatoes, yellow onions, winter squash and head lettuce.
Extras
Please follow the rules listed below. Extras will be given on a first come first serve basis, if you order them
  • Celeriac – You may order up to 2 extra orders of celeriac if you order 1 in your original order
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.
 
Celeriac (also known as Celery Root)
This was such a successful crop for us this season. And we are so happy to offer it to you. I find that so many people have yet to try this gem of a vegetable but once they do they will seek it out. Celeriac is the cultivated root of the celery plant. They are 2 separate plants grown for 2 distinct properties – much like beets and Swiss chard. I personally prefer celeriac to celery in most applications because it is much milder and sweeter. Celeriac will store for 5 months in your refrigerator in a plastic or glass container. It must be peeled to eat but is very versatile. We are offering it as an extra this week so that you can try it and store it for a great Thanksgiving side dish. 
Recipes:
Items available this week:
  • Sweet Potatoes – 2lb.
  • Cabbage, savoy – 1 medium to large head.
  • Brussels sprouts – 1 stalk or 1 lb. These may contain aphids.
  • Celeriac aka. Celery Root – 2 medium bulbs.
  • Beets (these could be red, golden or Chioggia) – 1.5lb with greens.
  • Carrots – 1 lb.
  • Fennel – 1 large or 2 small bulb.
  • Radish, Watermelon – ¾ lb.
  • Radish, small – ¾ lb.
  • Broccoli Shoots – 3/4 lb.
  • Garlic, Oregon Blue (a mild heirloom variety – great for eating raw.) – 2 bulbs.
  • Broccoli Leaves- ¾ lb.
  • Kale, Red Russian – ½ lb. small tender leaves.
  • Collard Greens – 3/4 lb.
  • Komatsuna mild and tender mustard green.) – ¾ lb.
  • Swiss chard (small leaves) – ½ lb.
  • Pac Choi – 1 head. 
  • Lemongrass- 8 oz. bunch.
  • Tomato, Green – 2 lb.
  • Salad mix OR Arugula – 5 oz. 
  • Spicy Mix – 5 oz.
  • Herb Mix 1: 2 oz. each of Sage, Oregano, Rosemary.
  • Herb Mix 2: 2 oz. each of Parsley, Sage, Marjoram.
  • Herb Mix3: 2 oz. each of Cilantro, Sage, Oregano.
  • Herb Mix 4: 2 oz. each of Dill, Parsley, Oregano
Visit our Recipe pages on our website. These pages have storage information and recipes available. See below for more recipes from the internet.
Add-Ons
When can you expect your add-ons?
  • Bi-weekly Egg Deliveries: 11/16, 11/30, 12/14 
  • Weekly Kombucha Deliveries 
  • Weekly Fruit Deliveries
    • 2 lb. Mutsu Apples & 2 lb. Macintosh Apples 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 membership and for joining this journey with us.
Erica 
B & H Organic Produce