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Storage Share 2016

The storage share is amazing this year.  One bushel box so chock full of vegetables, we couldn’t even close the flaps. Contents: 4 squash (pie pumpkin, butternut, acorn, red kuri, and/or spagetti squash) Rutabaga Turnips Celery Root Storage Radishes Parsnips Sweet Potato Leeks Sage Mixed Herb Bouquet Canned Tomatoes Sauerkraut Garlic Beets Many of these […]

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Season Finale

Thank you City Commons members for making this a great season.  We have ended the year with a bang.  Thanks to the weather (warm and wet late summer/early fall) and our growers, we have a wonderful box to share with you this week. This week, Tomatoes from Food Field Spinach from Dulce Diamante Rutabaga from […]

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Eggplant Gratin with Greens and Tomatoes

Pushing through the last of the eggplant at our house tonight my partner assembled this lovely eggplant gratin. Depending on what’s on hand you could use a different cheese. Also, we added a couple cayenne peppers to the egg mixture because we like it spicy, but you might decide that doesn’t work for you. Ingredients […]

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Second to Last Week

Its week 19, the second to last week in the 2016 CSA season.  If you have a half-share and were assigned to pick up on odd weeks today is your last week.  It seems strange that the season is coming to a close and its still almost 80 degrees outside, but such is a warming […]

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Chickpea Salad with Coriander and Cumin

This is a main dish salad based mostly on a recipe from Local Flavors by Deborah Madison. The “Garnish” part of the recipe is flexible to include all sorts of ingredients from your CSA box. You can cook the chickpeas the day before and make the garnish later. Chickpeas 2 cups dried chickpeas or 4 cup, cooked […]

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Week 18

This week’s box is filled with delicious goodies.  All the rain we got made our greens lush and the cool nights have killed off some of the pests that like to munch our leaves.  Greens are especially good for your blood and bones so eat up before the winter wipes green off the earth and […]

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Week 17

We’re looking towards a strong homestretch for the CSA. Meteorologists are saying it will be unseasonably warm for the next month, and while a few of the hot crops are fading, many of our fall crops are coming on very strong. With that in mind we still have storage and Thanksgiving shares available for purchase […]

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Week 16

Do you have enough peppers yet?  Who likes hot sauce?  Some like a lot and some like a little but almost everyone likes hot sauce from time to time.  So, make some!  Take stems off peppers and throw them into a blender or food processor.  Add garlic, acid (lime, lemon, vinegar) and a generous amount […]

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Fall Crops, Not Quite Fall Weather (Week 15)

This Week’s Harvest: Tomatoes – Food Field and Iroquois Ave Farm Celery (Tuesday Only) – Food Field Beans (Purple or Yellow Wax) – Fields of Plenty Radishes – Dulce Diamente Eggplant – Fields of Plenty and Iroquois Ave Farm Peppers – Food Field and Iroquois Ave Farm Sweet Potato Greens – Food Field Beets (Saturday […]

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Week 14

Week 14 The CSA season is winding down but the veggies in our gardens aren’t.In this week’s box: Arugula Bell Peppers Ghost Peppers Purple or Yellow Beans Cherry Tomatoes Eggplant Tomatoes Cilantro Radishes Holy cow.  My mouth is watering just looking at today’s goods.  Try arugula pesto with walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice, parmesan and […]

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