Friday, September 30, 2011

Good Morning CSA Friends,
I hope that all of you have been getting to enjoy this nice sunny weather! The cool weather is interesting!
Please remember to pick your basket up between 8-10 am Saturday at the farmer's market.
Farm tour is next weekend from 3-5.
In your basket you will find the following USDA Certified Organic Produce.
Attached you'll find Amanda's favorite sweet potato pie recipe.  She says it's very "potato-ish" and not overly buttery like many sweet potato casseroles (although there is plenty of butter in the recipie).  It's also good if you cut the butter in half. 
We also frequently make roasted sweet potatoe chips and fries by lightly coating thinly sliced strips or rounds of sweet potatoe in olive oil and roasting at 375-400 degrees for about 20-30 minutes, turning once in the middle.  Adding a little salt and rosemary OR red pepper powder make them extra tasty.
SIncere thanks,!
Ford Waterstrat
  • 1 # Potatoes. A mixture of Kennebec, Chieftain Reds and Yukon Gold.
  • 2 # Sweet Potatoes-my right hand man Mackey Williams helped me dig these this week. I apologize that there is still some dirt on them. They were still too moist to get all of the dirt off.
  • Bunch of Beets. Three Varieties. These are beautiful. You can cook the greens down. Our favorite way to use the root part is to roast them in the oven with potatoes.\\\
  • 4 Peppers
  • Small head of Lettuce. A couple people that get extremely small heads of lettuce will also get a head of bok choi
  • 1# Tomatoes
  • 2 Butternut squash
  • A bunch of Broccoli. I’ve debated on whether mentioning this to you or not, but there is a possibility that some of your heads will have some small worms in them. A mixed blessing of USDA Certified Organic Crops. Spring time has less chance of worms, but less likely chance of having a good crop.  To get rid of the worms, submerse the broccoli in salt water for 15 minutes. Worms will float to the top.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Please remember that two things have changed for this weekend's basket pick up.
  1. We will be at the Laurel County Extension Office instead of the Farmer's Market
  2. We will only be there from 8-10 A.M.
  3. Please call me @ 859 227 5101 if you have a hard time finding the extension office.
In your basket you will find the following USDA Certified Organic Produce. (Attached is a recipe for butternut squash. I also had my students try some butternut squash muffins that were great!)
September 24
  1. 1 WatermelonThese are the last of the season. :(
  2. 1 Head of Bok Choitry sauting or mix it in with a salad for a unique taste
  3. 1# Tomatoes
  4. 4 Peppers
  5.  2 heads of LettuceOak leaf Variety, Red Romaine,or Buttercrunch
  6. 1 bunch of Basil
  7. 1 Butternut squash

Friday, September 16, 2011

Good morning!
I've got a cool vegetable joke for you..
Why was the tomato red?......It saw the salad dressin'! one of my students told me that one. Pretty cool.
Get ready for new items this Saturday. Again we will only be there from 8-10 am on Saturday. If this time will not work for you, please let me know and I can set something else up for you.
2# Potatoes
2 Heads Lettuce
Bunchof Red, Yellow, or Red/White Beets
 1.5# Tomatoes
 4 Peppers
1 Watermelon

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the farm tour on October 8th. I just got the last part of the deck done last night!
Sincere thanks,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dear Friends,

KY's weather is the most beautiful and interesting of all the places that I've lived. It is also amazing to see how much slower things grow when we have less day light in the day. Crops are slowing way down, but that means that you will be getting ready for some wonderful produce to warm up with.

This week will probably be the last for yellow squash, zuchinni, and cucumbers. Peppers, tomatoes, and basil should continue normally until October. We will start adding new items each week probably from here on out. I hope you enjoy them.

In your Basket you will find the following USDA Certified Organic Produce

· 2# Potatoes

· 2 Acorn or Spaghetti Squash

· Pears

· 0.5 # Squash/Zuchinni

· 3 cucumbers

· 4 Bell Peppers

· 1# Tomatoes

· 1 Cantaloupe

· Basil

Other news:

1. The farm Tour is @ 3pm on October 8th- If you have not told me or emailed that you plan or don't plan to come, please let me know either way. It will be potluck style and we will line up who brings what before too long.

2. Chef Terry from St. Joseph London is going to be at the library September 12 from 5-? showing some ways to cook asian greens from our farm. I will be there too.

3. My twin brother's wedding in VT was beautiful. We're all very happy for he and his wife. Amanda and I got to visit with my family and my older brother's son. Finley won the wrestling match.

4. If any of you know of any jobs in the London area please let me know. Preferably full time jobs.

Thank you for your support!

Ford, Amanda, Finley


Friday, September 2, 2011

Dear friends,

I think you will really enjoy 2 new items this week. Acorn Squash and Fresh pears. The pears are from Amanda's dad (just down the road) they are not certified organic, but are still wonderful! I will attach a recipe for a wonderful creation that Amanda and my mom dreamed up.

You will have the following items in your basket.

· 2 acorn squash

· 4 pears

· 1 # of potatoes

· 4 Cucumbers

· 1.5# yellow squash, zucchinni, or yellow Zuchinni

· 6 Bell Peppers (yellow or green)

· A little okra or green beans.

· Basil

· Cherry Tomatoes

· Regular Tomatoes. This is a new variety. The tops (where the stem would attach) have some cracking. I figure most people would rather deal with the cracking than go without tomatoes!

See you in the Morning!