Main Share CSA – September 17 2018

Hours of Distribution

Monday, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM

This Week’s Distribution

Corn (last week)
Lettuce
Red Onions
Sweet Onions
Tomatoes or Peppers
Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Red Russian kale
Winter Squash
Fennel
Hot Peppers

U-Pick

Apple Drops

Recipe Links

Sue’s Portuguese Kale Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

Penne with Acorn Squash and Pancetta

From the Farmer

A lot goes on here at the farm. Yes, our primary focus is growing delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables. But for many, it’s a place to gather and have a little “Fun on the Farm” as we say.
I think most people in New England would say that fall is their favorite season. The temperatures moderate, the air is crisp and the colors are spectacular with all the pumpkins and the changing leaves. The grass you see sprouting up in the field will make the farm look like Ireland in the next couple weeks.
It’s the time of year that is festive for the sake of being festive. There’s no pressure to give gifts or have big holiday gathering (at least for some). It’s just a time to enjoy the season and all it has to offer.
 

With that being said, the harvest continues in earnest. In the coming weeks we expect to harvest 10,000 – 12,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and even more white potatoes and fingerlings. Carrots, beets and parsnips will be harvested with the aid of our mechanical picker but they will all need to we washed and packed for distribution in the winter months. The broccoli is look great in the field and should show up in the next couple weeks. There’s a lot to come: 5 more weeks of the Main Season share and then we’ll be starting the winter share on Saturday November 3.
If you haven’t signed up, please don’t wait until the last minute. We would like to get all our bookkeeping out of the way as soon as possible. You’ll be seeing not only lots of roots and squashes but you have a nice selection of greens to pick until about early December, sometimes even a little latter.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy all that fall has to offer!
Laura

Winter Share

So you’re hooked on that fresh local, tasty, organically produced vegetables all summer long. Why not join our WINTER CSA?

The Produce
The winter share is a very generous share and will keep you out of the produce section of your grocery store all winter long. You should expect to receive approximately 35lbs. of produce every other week.

Pick your own greens are popular part of the share. They include spinach, arugula, broccoli rabe, Asian greens, escarole, bok choy and napa cabbage. Many of the items you will receive are already in the ground, growing quite happily. Items like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, onion and potatoes will grow all season before being harvested and brought into our cold storage. Others will be finding their spots in the fields during the summer or staying as seedlings in the greenhouse until the middle of October.

Using row covers, a rolling greenhouse and our cold storage, we are able to offer a wide variety of produce throughout most of the winter. The full list of items includes: Acorn squash, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Spouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Herbs, Japanese Turnips, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce Mix, Mixed Asian Greens, Parsnips, Potatoes, Onions, Radishes, Rutabaga, Sweet Potatoes,Swiss Chard, Spinach,Turnips and Watermelon Radishes.

The Logistics
Winter pick-ups are at the farm every other Saturday morning from, 10 AM – 1 PM for the months of November and December. If you can’t make it every Saturday we set up a distribution area in one of our cold storage units so that you can pick up the following Sunday or Monday. The cost is just $285 and includes u-pick greens.

The Logistics for Deep Winter
Our Deep Winter share is held every other week starting in early January through mid March. The Deep Winter Share is a self-service share and you are able to pick up on Saturday, Sunday,Monday or Tuesday of the pick-up week. Most shares include 25 lbs of organic produce plus, u-pick greens from the greenhouse. The cost of this share is $250.

The cost if you sign-up for both Winter and Deep Winter(Combo Share) it’s just $495. Head over to the website to sign up now for great produce all winter long!

Purchase the Winter Share

Visit Us

139 Spring Street
Millis, Massachusetts 02054
Farm Stand: (508) 376-5024
tangerinifarm@gmail.com

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OPENING FOR THE SEASON May 1st
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Ice Cream Shop: 11:00 AM -  7:00 PM
Lunch: 11:00 AM -  4:00 PM

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