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share contents, wk #1


spicy arugula
red romaine lettuce
rainbow chard
scallots (aka shallot greens)
french breakfast radishes
dinosaur kale
bok choy
baby garlic

none–the fruit share will begin next week!

Fun with dried corn!

A letter from Ted about what’s up at the farm:

Frigid temperatures and the season’s first snowfall have arrived at Windflower Farm just in time for the winter solstice.  There isn’t quite enough snow for sledding, Jan’s favorite winter pastime, but the local ski area has been open for a week, and my boys and I are excited to be heading out soon.  But not before we finish work on your second share of the winter season, which is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, December 18th.

We will be sending an item that is new for us, although it’s one you are no doubt very familiar with: popcorn.  We grew about a quarter acre of popcorn last year, and the ears have just become dry enough to pop.  Popped kernels from half an ear fill out a 2-quart sauce pan pretty well.  Coat the bottom of the pan with 1 tbs. olive oil, preheat on high, add the kernels, place a lid on the pan, and start shaking.  Shake evenly for 3 to five minutes, or until the popping, once started, has slowed to just one every few seconds.  Do not keep it on the stove too long or it will burn.  Our sample ears have popped very well here at home, producing big, white, fluffy kernels.  I don’t add salt or butter, just a large handful of my favorite topping, nutritional yeast.  Parmesan is good, too.  Remove the kernels from the ear by holding the ear over a bowl, gripping it with two fists, and twisting it in opposite directions, allowing the kernels to fall into the bowl.

You’ll also get two sweet dumpling squashes, a bunch of leeks, a 3-lb bag of potatoes, a bag of red onions, a bag of carrots and either daikons or turnips, a bag of mixed greens (yukina savoy, vitamin green, purple bok choy and red komatsuna), and a big bag of Yonder Farm’s Empire and Macintosh apples.  Recall that we wash your greens minimally this time of year because it’s so cold outside; so please wash them again.  These greens may all be made into fresh salads, and they are also suitable for cooking, in which case you would prepare them as you might prepare kale or choy.  As always, your share will come pre-packaged in a 1-bu box (which we’d love to get back at some point during the winter months).

Coming up from your farmers

Your first Windflower Farm box share will include the following:

a variety of greens (kale, choy, tatsoi and lettuce)
broccoli spears
bagged roots (carrots, a small celery root and beets)
bulbs (yellow onions)
tubers (fingerling potatoes)
butternut squash
a small bag of Yonder Farm’s Mutsu (also called Crispin) apples
half-gallon of the Bordens’ apple cider

Special note from Ted:

We wash your greens minimally this time of year because it’s so cold outside; please wash them again.  Your share will come pre-packaged in a 1-bushel box (which we’d love to get back at some point during the winter months).

And for those of you who have purchased a Winter Sun Farms frozen share, here’s what you’ll be getting:

green beans
red plum tomatoes
red & green peppers
butternut squash puree
broccoli florets
sweet corn

Need recipe ideas? Try these.

Distribution #22

salad mix
kale or chard or choy
arugula or yukina savoy
red or yellow onions
acorn squash
pie pumpkin

Distribution #21

red or yellow onions
frying peppers
swiss chard or lacinato kale or red russian kale
arugula or tatsoi
winter squash
turnips or daikon radishes
red beefsteak tomatoes
green tomatoes


Distribution #17

sweet corn
delicata squash
beefsteak tomatoes
juliet tomatoes
red cherries or green zebra tomatoes
dill or cilantro or basil or parsley

macintosh apples (Yonder Farm)
bartlett pears (Yonder Farm)

Distribution #15

sweet peppers
chard or kale or choy
beefsteak tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
cherokee purple or pink beauty tomatoes
green zebra tomatoes
yellow plum tomatoes
dill or basil or sage

cortland apples