Howdy folks and welcome to week 22 of your Tumbleweed Farm harvest. This week we're happy to have a few new items making an appearance. Rutabagas (my favorite!) Fairy Winter Squash and spinach are all a welcome change. The rutabagas are one of my favorite fall root veggies to cook with. They make a killer mash and give regular mashed potatoes a run for their money. If you own the Dishing up the Dirt cookbook you'll fine a good recipe for Rutabaga Home Fries and a Hearty Winter Stew with plenty of root veggies including rutabaga. Rutabaga's have a mild sweet flavor and while some of your roots might have some worm damage on the outside their thick skins protect the inner flesh so you should be just fine when you slice into them.
The Fairy Winter Squash has a lovey sweet flavor and is reminiscent of butternut squash in taste. It's great roasted, pureed, or added to soups, stews and sauces.
If you were to walk around Tumbleweed Farm today you'd notice that about 75 percent of the farm is out of production. We've tilled and cover cropped most of the farm in preparation for winter and we're currently only harvesting from a small section in the lower field. It feels pretty darn great to have the farm transitioning from summer production to winter rest. The last few days of sunshine have been lovely and we're equally excited for a few days of rain.
We hope you all enjoy your boxes this week. It's perfect cooking weather. So go ahead and dish it up folks!
Cheers to the harvest!
A & T
- Fairy Winter Squash
- Bok Choy
- Head Lettuce