CSA Week #20

WOW! Week 20?!?

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While the summer whizzed by in a blur, it’s not hard to believe it’s the last week of our CSA this year. With light morning frosts, slower plant growth and cooler soil temperatures, our farms are heading into the rest season. And we’re looking forward to a bit of rest as well.

That said, we have a goal to make as many Saturday markets as we can with abundant greens this winter! So please come visit us Saturday mornings at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. This coming Saturday is the last outdoor market at the Exhibition grounds. Following that, we will be attending the indoor market at the Native Sons Hall.

We want to say a sincere thank-you to all of you, from the very bottom of our harvest baskets, for your support, encouragement, feedback, and heartfelt engagement with our farms this season. You’ve stuck with us through the floods and droughts, we’ve celebrated the glorious Walla Walla onions together, and you were all very kind when you had to share your bok choi with the  flea beetles! So many of you have encouraged us with your words and commitment to local farmers at the pick-up stations. You’re all fabulous CSA members, and we hope we can work with you again next year!

Inara Rocks!

Just in case you missed it at the March Against Monsanto, you’ve gotta check out Inara’s amazing speech about the dangers of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms.) Arzeena is a very very proud mom!

Some housekeeping

Wrapping up this year:

  • Creekside will receive their usual rubbermaid totes of veggies this week. Please put your totes out next Tuesday before 3PM and we will come and pick them up.
  • Tahsis: can you please make sure all the bins come back this Friday? You will receive your shares in cardboard boxes this week 🙂

Looking ahead to next season:

  • 2013 CSA members will have priority for next year’s share sign-up – you will hear from us in December regarding 2014 shares!
  • If you have friends who would like to sign up, please send them to our CSA page to sign up for our 2014 waiting list.

What’s in the last CSA share of 2013?

All shares:

  • Winter squash
  • Turnip greens
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Leeks

Full shares add:

  • Radishes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapenos

Recipe: Grilled Winter Squash with Millet Pilaf and Coconut Chutney Sauce

Two lovely people named Bev and Darrell stopped by our booth at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market this weekend and told us all about this recipe involving winter squash AND napa cabbage! Sadly, the napa cabbage is done, but if you have last week’s cabbage hangin’ around in the fridge, have we got a recipe for you…

Sorry for the small image size! If can’t see this tiny image here, you can grab the PDF version it at this link.