News from the Farmer
Since Farmer Cole is busy harvesting our CSA items for the final week, we offered to write his column. At this point in the year, we tend to have mixed feelings: satisfaction, gratefulness, relief, among others. Gratefulness to all of our members who have been with us this year. We have appreciated your comments, questions and feedback. It’s how we learn and grow and improve. Satisfaction: another year completed, with the hope that we introduced many of you to some new veggies! And relief: time to prepare the fields for winter, get all the equipment cleaned and ready for storage, and start the planning process for next year.
Thank you again to all of you who joined us this year and we look forward to seeing you back again in 2019. Watch for an email from us sometime during the month of November with details of our early enrollment opportunity to returning members only.
We wish you and everyone in your family a joyous holiday season!
The CSA staff at Pahl’s
What's in your share box this week
With this final week’s inclusion of a pie pumpkin, I thought it might be nice to have a selection of pumpkin recipes to offer you. They are all relatively easy. Pumpkin Hummus is a great seasonal snack, accompanied by fresh veggies, pita chips or crackers. If watching some of those scary Halloween movies is your thing, it’s fun to have something to munch on. (I get so frightened, I need something to chew on, to calm my nerves.)
The Quick Pumpkin Ravioli is a great side dish, served alongside chicken or pork. And since it’s kind of fun to prepare, think about getting the kids involved. You could set up an assembly line and be finished in no time.
There are many unique recipes for pumpkin soup, but this one intrigued me because of the optional Garlic Kale Sesame Topping. I’ve made it my mission this year to help you use that kale in a variety of different ways. And along the way I have found that I enjoy it more than ever. Hopefully, many of you feel the same!
Thank you for your kind comments and words of appreciation during the year. I’ve had a lot of fun finding (and testing) recipes for you to try. Because of you, it helped to broaden my (and my family’s) horizons.
Enjoy week number 18, our last week, and have a great winter!