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What's In Season - Weekly Newsletter #18



Weekly Order Cut-Off Time is Noon on Mondays.

Deliveries & Pickups are on Wednesday evenings.



October 10th, 2021


What beautiful Fall weather we've had this week! It truly makes harvest a delight!

Our Fall Greens are loving it as well, and it's looking like we'll have a pretty nice Early Winter selection when it comes around to it. Not as much new starting this week as last, but we still have a full selection in The Market!

New this week are Sweet Fall Parsnips - a requirement to any good veggie or chicken stock - Winter Sweet Kabocha, Stacking Pumpkins, Jonathan Apples, and Cortland Apples. Now that the hustle & bustle of peak season has passed, we're also featuring our Quick Bundle deals again. This week we have our Baby Salad Mix Bundle, a nice beet & carrot Roasting Bundle, a Braising Greens Bundle that features Honey Crisp Apples, and a delicious Soup Bundle. Recipes for each bundle are posted in their market listings and can be later accessed in our "What's In Season" Blog.

We've been busy harvesting Winter Squash and Pumpkins all week, and like many other farmers, we too are experiencing a reduced yield this season. Fortunately, we always grow way too much squash and will definitely have enough to last us until Christmas; however, we may run out of some of the more popular varieties before season's end. Butternuts have been taking their time ripening, but I expect we'll have some ready for you next week.

Now is also a great time for preserving Tomatoes, Peppers, and Pears, or for putting up kraut, making applesauce or fermenting green tomatoes. We already have bulk listings of tomatoes and pears in The Market, but if you're looking for a bulk quantity of anything else, just send me a message and I'll post a bulk price for you straight away.

Happy Fall!

The Centgraf's




NEW THIS WEEK


Parsnips

Winter Sweet Kabocha (Squash)

Stacking Pumpkins

Jonathan Apples

Cortland Apples

Quick Bundles



EXCELLENT THIS WEEK

Easter Egg Radishes

Red New Potatoes

Rapini

Fall Spinach Mix

Mixed Lettuce Bunches

Tom Thumb Mini Bibb Lettuce

Nasturtium Blossoms

Mini Winter Squash Mix

Bosc Pears


Photos: Upland Cress, Bosc Pears, Stacking Pumpkins, Jumbo Red & Green Bell Peppers.

 

BOX CONTENTS


THE "YOU-CHOOSE-THE-REST" BOX



VALUE OF $16.00



SMALL


8 oz. Tom Thumb Baby Bibb Lettuce

4 oz. Scarlet Frills

1.5 Pounds Beefsteak Tomatoes

1 Pound of Italian Beans

Half-Pound Baby Bok Choi

1.5 Pounds Heirloom Orange Carrots

1 "Heart of Gold" Striped Acorn

1.5 Pounds of Jonathan Apples

1.5 Pounds of Honey Crisp Apples


VALUE OF $31.75



LARGE


1 Pound Tom Thumb Baby Bibb

4 oz. Scarlet Frills

4 oz. Central Red Mizuna

2 Pounds Beefsteak Tomatoes

1 Pound of Italian Beans

1 Pint Baby Summer Squash

Half-Pound Baby Bok Choi

1.5 Pounds Heirloom Orange Carrots

2 "Heart of Gold" Striped Acorn

1.5 Pounds of Jonathan Apples

1.5 Pounds of Honey Crisp Apples


VALUE OF $42.50



 

RECIPES OF THE WEEK



Scarlet Frills Caprese Salad

Our Milwaukee chefs love our Scarlet Frills, and I practically live on this salad throughout the farm season! I'm not even sure how we came up with it, but it's fantastic!

Simply cut up some fresh tomatoes over a bed of Scarlet Frills (or a mix of Frills and Central Red Mizuna), add fresh mozzarella or feta, and drizzle with olive oil.

The slight acidity of the tomatoes compliment the zesty greens perfectly! Avocado can be a nice substitute for the cheese as well.


Acorn Squash Saltimbocca


Honestly, I have yet to try this one, but I'm sending my husband out to grab some prosciutto so we can try it tonight! If it turns out as good as it looks, it just may make it on one of our holiday menus this year.

If you're feeling like a treat this week, try this recipe out with your "Heart of Gold" Acorn Squash and a big bunch of our Fresh Bergaarten Sage.

The photo & recipe were found on the Food & Wine site



Join our Community Page to find & share other great recipes!

 

THIS WEEK'S MARKET BUNDLE RECIPES


The Soup Bundle: Favorite Cabbage Soup

from Alexandra's Kitchen

from Bon Appétit

from Epicurious


 

Weekly Order Cut-Off Time is Noon on Monday.

Deliveries & Pickups are on Wednesday evening.

 



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