Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Week #10 - 2015 FFF CSA - What's in the Box! - Butter me up!

September has arrived and the days are getting shorter! Only two more weeks after this week and our vegetable season will be done! Our shareholders are going to need some serious muscles to carry the final boxes as they will be rich in winter squash, pumpkins and other late season favorites!

This week each of the shareholders will get a butternut squash. This is the large peanut shaped squash that is creamy brown in colour. As a winter squash these will keep quite well so feel free to store it for later use or eat now if you can't wait any longer!

One of the best and simple ways to eat butternut is to cut it up, toss it with olive oil and garlic and roast it in a 400C oven for 20-25 minutes. If you like soup, this squash makes great soup! Roasting the squash to begin with converts the sugars and brings out the nutty taste. If you are making soup, simply cut the whole squash in half, scoop out the seeds and brush each half with some oil and roast in oven similar to above. Then you can simply scoop the squash out of the shell and use for making soup. There is a good basic soup recipe using butternut and other items you have in your basket here

So in summary... What's in the Box this week?
  • Lettuce
  • Zucchini (half shares only)
  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli (for full shares only)
  • Peppers (sweet & spicy)
  • Butternut squash New!
  • Pattypan squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Onions
  • Cucumber
  • Ground Cherries
  • Tomatillos
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
Notes to our CSA Share holders: 
We pick the vegetables within 24 hours of the box being delivered. We do rinse the produce but it would be important to wash all vegetables before you eat them. Keeping the herbs (ends) in a cup of clean water will keep them fresh longer.

Please return your empty box along with all re-usable containers (pails, cups, bags etc) so that we can reuse them all over again. 

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