The frost got us last week, so we are on to root crops like crazy! The workshares have been digging fingerling potatoes. These little spuds are time consuming to dig and find! They slip through digging forks and elude our tractor driven potato digger, you have to use your hands to locate them.
The sunflowers got a bit toasted by the freeze. Some of them have brown tips on the petals, some may finish opening in a funny sort of manner, some are just going to stay in the field.
All the squash plants died, so long until next year summer squash! We pulled all the winter squash out of the garden on Friday afternoon and will start distributing it this week. This week's flavor is "Sugar Dumpling". You can find recipes under "Winter Squash" on the recipe page.
The onions! We have not had a great crop of onions the last couple of years. But this year, wooohooo!!! The onions look amazing and taste great. I know they are not a super sexy garden veggie, but I love starting a yummy fall soup with the best onions around. After a couple years of having tiny onions these lunkers are making me happy!
Jed has been doing lots of laps on the tractor the past couple of days. Earlier in the season I wrote about how we rotate pasture and garden space (share #8 newsletter). About a month ago Jed tilled in our buckwheat and rye cover crop. He is now keeping the weeds at bay and breaking up the organic matter so the field can rest for the winter and be planted in the spring. The soil looks great after being in pasture for about 12 years.
Captain Todd is back in the Tetons with his catch. He will be coming to the farm on September 20th from 5-7 pm to sell Sockeye, Coho, King and Smoked salmon. Capt. Todd follows the best environmental practices for fishing, is an independent fisherman (no corporations telling him what to do!) and freezes the fish on the boat for the best flavor. We are lucky because he calls Victor home when he is not on his boat, "The Gallant Maid"! If you are going to purchase any fish this year, I wholeheartedly recommend supporting Todd. I feel honored he wants to sell his goods to members of Cosmic Apple's CSA.
Sausage! Yes! Chorizo and Breakfast Sausage are the flavors we have now. Chorizo is a classic Mexican sausage, spicy with vinegar. Breakfast Sausage is a blend of white pepper and sage. Magical if you add a bit of maple syrup! Check the attachment on your email for prices. Available cuts are: Sausage, Boneless Loin Chops, Spare Ribs, Neck Bones, Bone in Shoulder Roast, Heart and Liver.
Check the coolers at your site. I attached a list of prices and cuts to your email. If you know you want something, please email me and I will send it over for you. You can also tell your site hosts you have a request and I will send it the next week. We purchased 2 cows from Lifeline. They are packaged with our label because we brought them to the butcher live and for us to sell them they needed a label...and well, we are Cosmic Apple! It is really just the legalities of selling USDA inspected meat. More info then you need, but we want to be completely honest about what we have!
Find recipes for this weeks share here: www.cosmicapple.com/recipes.html
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