Fall Farm Share – Week 3

It’s week 3 of the Fall season and the harvest is increasing.   New this week: green beans, bok choy, Chinese (Napa) cabbage, Swiss Chard, scallop squash.  Here’s the “mini-share” for this week.

2017 Fall season Week 3 "Mini" Share. Clockwise from top left: Kale, Mizuna, Zucchini, Swiss Chard, Cucumbers, Chinese Cabbage, Lemon Squash, Scallop Squash, Bok Choy, Green Beans

2017 Fall season Week 3 “Mini” Share. Clockwise from top left: Kale, Mizuna, Zucchini, Swiss Chard, Cucumbers, Chinese Cabbage, Lemon Squash, Scallop Squash, Bok Choy, Green Beans

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Fall Farm Share – Week 2

Here’s our “mini-share” for week 2 of the fall season.

2017 Fall season Week 2 "Mini" Share. Clockwise from top left: Zucchini, Yellow Squash. Lemon Squash, Mizuna, Kale, Bok Choy, Asian Eggplant, Cucumbers

2017 Fall season Week 2 “Mini” Share. Clockwise from top left: Zucchini, Yellow Squash. Lemon Squash, Mizuna, Kale, Bok Choy, Asian Eggplant, Cucumbers

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Fall Farm Share – Week 1

Our fall season begins this week.  We’re offering shares for pick-up at the farm.  These are ‘mini’ shares smaller than our usual full size shares, at a reduced price.

2017 Fall season Week 1 "Mini" Share.  Clockwise from top left: Cucumbers, Jalapeno Peppers, Asian Eggplant, Zucchini, Kale, Lemon Squash, Mizuna, Yellow Squash.

2017 Fall season Week 1 “Mini” Share. Clockwise from top left: Cucumbers, Jalapeno Peppers, Asian Eggplant, Zucchini, Kale, Lemon Squash, Mizuna, Yellow Squash.

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Fall Shares Available Weekly for Pickup at the Farm

We have a limited number of shares available for weekly pickup at the farm east of Austin.  We’re planning a 7 week season October 4 – November 15.  For this “mini” season we’re also offering “mini” shares which are smaller and less expensive than our usual spring/summer shares.  There’s also a money-back guarantee in case the produce harvest turns out to be less than we anticipate.  Our natural pasture-raised eggs and grass fed beef are also available with your weekly share.

If there are shares available after our local/pick-up members sign up, we may offer shares for pick-up in Taylor and/or Round Rock.

Here’s what we should have in early October: yellow squash, zucchini, lemon squash, cucumbers, kale, swiss chard, mizuna, tomato
adding soon: green beans
adding in later October: spaghetti squash, cabbages, bok choy, carrots
adding in November: cantaloupe, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, snap peas, butternut squash

Depending on the harvest and garden conditions, we may extend the CSA later into the winter.

More details and signup form here.

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Austin 2017 Farm Share/CSA Week 16 – Summer

Since this is the final week of our Spring/Summer season, members are reminded to return all canvas bags and egg cartons this week.

Here’s our expected harvest for week 16:

Full Share: Squash or Cucumber, Chinese Cabbage, Tomatoes, Okra, Carrots, Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Winter squash, Yellow onion, Red onion

Half Share: Tomatoes, Okra, Carrots, Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Winter squash, Yellow onion, Red onion

Recipe

One of our CSA members created her own version of a Moroccan Stew using the eggplant, basil, and yellow onion from her share.  (You can follow her public Facebook page here)

– saute 1 yellow onion in a few tbsps of ghee
+ diced eggplant and chopped cauliflower and saute a few mins
+ 1 can stewed tomatoes and a cup chicken broth (homemade is yummiest)
+ 2 tbsps paprika, 1.5 tsp sea salt, 2 tsps turmeric, 2 tsps coriander, 2 tsps fennel seed, dash of black pepper and simmer for a bit
+ 1 lb ground pastured pork. I browned separately so I did not smoosh my veggies, simmer a few more mins
– just before done + several cloves minced garlic, several handfuls chopped basil, and the juice of half a lemon and cook 1 or 2 mins.
Stir. Serve. Enjoy.

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Austin 2017 Farm Share/CSA Week 15 – Summer

Here’s our expected harvest for week 15 of our Spring/Summer season:

Full Share: Squash or Cucumber, Beans, Tomatoes, Okra, Carrots, Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Winter squash, Yellow onion, Red onion

Half Share: Tomatoes, Okra, Carrots, Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Winter squash, Yellow onion, Red onion

Blessing Falls Farm Spring/Summer, Week 15 Farm Share

Blessing Falls Farm Spring/Summer, Week 15 Farm Share

 

Recipe

Here’s a pesto recipe for your share veggies – great in a variety of summer dishes.

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Austin 2017 Farm Share/CSA Week 14 – Summer

Here’s our expected harvest for week 14 of our Spring/Summer season:

Full Share: Squash or Cucumber, Beans, Tomatoes, Okra, Carrots, Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Winter squash, Yellow onion, Red onion

Half Share: Tomatoes, Okra, Carrots, Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Winter squash, Yellow onion, Red onion

Blessing Falls Farm Spring/Summer, Week 14 Farm Share

Blessing Falls Farm Spring/Summer, Week 14 Farm Share

Recipe

Try these delicious Jalapeño Poppers this week!

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Austin 2017 Farm Share/CSA – Week 13 Summer

Here’s our expected harvest this week:

Full Share: Tomatoes, Okra, Beans, Chard, Carrots, Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Winter Squash, Yellow onion, Red onion

Half Share: Tomatoes, Okra, Carrots, Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Squash or Cucumber, Yellow onion, Red onion

Blessing Falls Farm Spring/Summer, Week 13 Farm Share

Blessing Falls Farm Spring/Summer, Week 13 Farm Share

Recipe

We made this Stir-Fried Eggplant last night and it was very good.  A great way to use your share’s eggplant, red onion, and basil.  We made these changes:
Sriracha Sauce instead of red chilies
6 or 7 Asian Eggplant instead of just 2 the recipe mentions
Coconut flour instead of cornstarch for a low-carb alternative

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Austin 2017 Summer Farm Share/CSA – Week 12

Our Spring/Summer season has definitely transitioned from spring to summer.  Here’s our expected harvest this week:

Full Share: Carrots (triple portion), Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Squash or cucumber, Yellow onion, Red onion, Tomatoes (triple portion), Okra, Beans, Chard, Rosemary

Half Share: Carrots (double portion), Basil, Eggplant, Peppers, Squash or cucumber, Yellow onion, Red onion, Tomatoes, Okra

check back later this week for a photo as we harvest and pack shares

Recipes

Here’s a family favorite from one of our CSA members – great way to cook the carrots in this week’s shares:

Carrot Roast

Very good with cranberry. Makes great leftover sandwiches

2 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
3 cups grated or ground carrots
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups milk
2 tbsp melted butter
1 or 2 chopped onions
1/2 tsp sage
2 or 3 eggs

Can use food processor for carrots and onions; Combine all ingredients
Place in a greased 8×8 dish and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour or more
Can double recipe and bake in 13×9 pan.

You may also want to try this grilled eggplant recipe. The grill always seems to make everything better!

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Austin 2017 Summer Farm Share/CSA – Week 11

Our harvest for week 11: Carrots, Tomatoes, Okra, Beans, Cucumbers, Beet Greens, Onions, Squash, Italian Eggplant, Fennel, Peppers, Basil

Blessing Falls Farm Spring/Summer, Week 11 Farm Share

Blessing Falls Farm Spring/Summer, Week 11 Farm Share

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