2016 CSA – Week #17

Notes from the Farm

This week is #17 of 20 for our 2016 CSA, which means we will be finishing up our distributions at the end of October.   We’ll enjoy a mix of greens and roots during these final weeks, as well as the final harvests of the summer fruiting crops.  Know that we’ll be sending out our CSA survey soon, plus our registration forms for the 2017 CSA.
Sweet potatoes will be part of this week’s harvest there is simple apple and sweet potato hash recipe below that can be made for a quick and delicious treat.
The Fruit Option will finish next week, and this week will be the last chance for picking cherry tomatoes.  With cooler temperatures and shorter day lengths, the tomato plants have slowed production and are starting to fade.  There are some ripe ones on the plants still, so we should be sure to enjoy them, and you can even pick the green ones and let them ripen on your counter until they are ready. ROAD WORK ALERT This week there is road work happening along Ford Rd., including right in front of the farm entrance.  Please be alert and allow yourself a few extra minutes for getting in and out of the farm.

In This Week’s Distribution

Our Harvest:  Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squash, Beets, Kale, Prize Choi, Radishes or Turnips, Tomatoes, Eggplant

U-Pick: Cherry Tomatoes – Final Week of Picking

Fruit Option:  ‘Macoun’ Apples

Recipes and Cooking Tips

Quick Apple Sweet Potato Hash
adapted from Pancake Warriors
Serves: 3-4
This quick apple sweet potato hash is the perfect side dish. Great for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner! Quick, simple vegan, gluten free, low fat and full of flavor!
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes, cut into uniform cubes
  • 1-2 small apples
  • ½ tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 tbs. chopped sage
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  1. Dice sweet potatoes into uniform cubes. Place into a glass bowl and microwave for 6-8 minutes.
  2. Peel and chop apples while sweet potatoes are cooking.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ½ tbs. coconut oil to the skillet.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes and chopped apples to the skillet.
  5. Chop sage and add to the skillet. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat, Stir occasionally.
  7. Serve with your favorite protein (great with chicken, bacon, hemp hearts)