Week 2 – Fall 2018 CSA

Its time for a change in the fields.  With the changing weather, we are finishing up a lot of field activity.  We have been out putting straw on the strawberries – we hope this helps them get through the winter.  Because we drip irrigate everything (or as much as we can) we have been pulling up drip tape and taking the plastic mulch out of the fields. It’s been wet, so we are hoping we can get the fields worked before the winter.  We are also looking to put out some cover crops on the field so that we can build up our soil health.  It also does a lot for us to reduce erosion from wind and rain.

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It’s almost time for the crew to disappear for the winter.  Whether full time or a couple days, it takes many hands to get all this food in a box for you, our customer.  I enjoy working with a crew, but it is nice to just drink coffee and only worry about one person for a while in the winter.

We have plenty crops in storage or growing in the tunnels and greenhouse to finish our last 2 fall CSA drops.  Store your sweet potatoes and spaghetti squash on the counter in the kitchen.  The rest of your good food can go into the refrigerator until you eat it.  Hopefully this will be included in your family’s Thanksgiving Day meal.

Thanks for letting us come into your home and to your table

Ryan, Katie, Joe, Rebecca, Jacob, Margret, Michael, Lukas

Week 1 – Fall 2018 CSA

Welcome to the Fall CSA with Pekarek’s Produce! We hope you enjoy the produce that we bring to you each week.

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Your pie pumpkin, acorn squash and sweet potatoes should be stored on the counter (not in the refrigerator).  The acorn squash will store for at least a month, but don’t forget you’ve got more veggies coming in two weeks.  The pie pumpkins should be used in the next 2 or 3 weeks. You should be able to make 2 pies out of your pumpkin.  You can store your Yukon Gold potatoes in the fridge or on the counter, depending on how soon you will be using them.

The rest of the produce can be stored in the refrigerator. Romanesco will likely be a new food to most of you.  Its absolutely amazing and kind of cool looking.  Eat it and cook it in the same way you would cauliflower.  We usually eat it raw (maybe with some ranch dip) or roast it in the oven.

If you aren’t sure how to cook your acorn squash or any of the other foods in this week’s CSA box, be sure to visit the website at pekareksproduce.wordpress.com.

There are lots of veggies we are still picking for the fall, and Ryan is already gearing up for next year.  He’s got the seed catalogues out and is making maps for where to put the vegetables in the spring.

Your Farmers,

Ryan, Katie, and Crew