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Spoutwood Farm CSA Share
The Joy of Shared Work 
With the exception of a few of the most durable vegetables, all of your produce is harvested fresh on Thursday morning. This ensures that your share is as fresh and nutritious as it can possibly be when it reaches you. (Compare that to the many days and miles traveled by conventional grocery store produce!) As you can imagine harvesting, washing, sorting, bagging, and delivering all in one morning takes many hands. Each Thursday morning farm staff and volunteers come together to perform this task. We catch up on each other's weeks. We laugh. We tell jokes, and we marvel at oddly shaped carrots and giant sweet potatoes. Today we even celebrated the birthday of a dear friend.
I'm sharing this with you for two reasons. First and foremost I want you to know that your vegetables are grown and harvested with love and laughter. That's an additive that is sure to make its way to your dinner table. Secondly I would like to extend an open invitation for you to join us. Stop by any Thursday morning for as long as your can spare to experience that magic that is Spoutwood Farm.

 
Your Farmer,
Gina Porter 

 
Calendar of Events


Fall Harvest Party 
Saturday, October 13 4:30 to 7:30
Join us as we ring in the harvest season with an event celebrating you, our members! A farm to table dinner will be served. There will be live entertainment, home brews to sample, door prizes and more! Contact Gina to RSVP. 


Garlic Planting Party
Friday, October 19, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Your farm needs your help! We have big plans to bring you amazing garlic, scapes,and garlic products next season. In order to do this we're planting 1/4 acre of garlic this fall. Please drop in and give as much or as little time as you can. Bring your kids, parents, neighbors, and friends! There will be pizza!


Sign-Ups Begin for 2019
Thursday, November
We've loved having you as members!  Register online starting November 1st to take advantage of early bird discounts.
 
Inside Your Share
You MAY find the following items in this week's share. Actual contents vary based on share size, pick-up location, and harvest variations.

Peppers- Chili, Banana, Bell, and Jalapeno

Okra

Winter Squash

Eggplant

Radishes

Turnips (Don't forget to eat the greens!)

Arugula

Mustard Greens

Bib Lettuce

Carrots





 
Cheese Shares from Daily Crisis Farm
https://www.facebook.com/dailycrisis2837
 
                                                  
This weeks cheese shares will receive: Farmer's Choice 
If you are interested in adding local cheese or eggs to your share, please contact Gina:
farm.manager@spoutwood.org.
Please return your empty green bags each time you pick up your share. Our egg distributor no longer accepts returned egg cartons. Please recycle these at home. 

Roasted Turnips and Carrots

Ingredients

 turnips

 carrots

 unsalted butter, cubed 

 fresh thyme 

2 shallots, sliced 

1 tablespoon olive oil 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Toss together the turnips, butter, thyme sprigs, shallots, olive oil and some salt and pepper in a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Roast until the turnips begin to soften, about 30 minutes. Adjust the seasoning and serve.

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Arugula

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 pound arugula, trimmed and torn (about 16 cups)
  • 4 cups hot cooked whole-wheat spaghetti (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven. Add red pepper and garlic; sauté 20 seconds. Add tomato and arugula; saute 2 minutes or until arugula is wilted. Spoon into a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil, spaghetti, vinegar, salt, and black pepper; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese.
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