Rain, wind and a few fallen trees! It's been an eventful and stormy week here at Tumbleweed Farm. Luckily there wasn't any major damage from the wind storm (the main tree that went down was actually on our list to chop down this fall so it sort of worked out well!) Anyhow, it's continued to rain for days on end which makes harvesting less than enjoyable but it's all good. This farm continues to produce amazing fall crops and we are thrilled with this weeks harvest. We're starting to get to the point in the season where a lot of the contents in your boxes are more "storage" crops which means you don't need to feel the pressure to eat them right away. All of the winter squash, potatoes, onions and garlic store well at room temperature (or slightly cooler) in brown paper bags. This week you're receiving storage kohlrabi (it's HUGE!) but it stores well in your fridge for months! Seriously, it will last a long time and you can even slice it up and use some now and save some for later. The storage kohlrabi makes a lovely mash--think mashed potatoes! Prepare it the same way you would regular mashed potatoes. We actually prefer mashed kohlrabi to mashed potatoes because it has slightly more flavor. It would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving spread. This week you're also receiving a small winter squash variety called Sweet Dumpling. It's absolutely lovely and is perfectly sized for one serving. I love roasting it up in the morning and serving it with a dollop of butter, maple syrup and pinch of salt and cinnamon. So good! Anyhow, we hope you all enjoy the bounty as much as we do.
Cheers to the harvest!
T & A
- Swiss Chard
- Lettuce Mix
- Winter Squash--Sweet Dumpling
- Red Onion
- Red Potatoes (Dark Red Norland)
- Storage Kohlrabi