The sign-up for the 2017 Winter Stock-Up Share is now open: A one-time delivery of veggies (about 60 pounds) for a one time payment of $90 (an excellent value – equivalent to whole sale prices!). Everyone can sign up – you do NOT have to be a member of the CSA to participate in the Winter Stock-up. As always, all of the veggies are certified organic and grown by John Krueger on Circle Brook Farm in Andover, NJ. Here are more details:
CIRCLE BROOK FARM END OF SEASON “STOCK UP”
We will be offering one additional share to be delivered on Tuesday, November 21st, which is 2 days before Thanksgiving. This will be a “stock up” share and will include various vegetables that store well, so that you will be able to enjoy produce from the farm well into the winter months as well as provide veggies for your Thanksgiving feast.
The total weight of this share will be about 60 + lbs. Approximately a third of the share will be winter squash- butternut, acorn, spaghetti, buttercup (kabocha), delicata, and sweet dumpling squash. The share will also include an assortment of root vegetables such as carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, celery root and radishes. This year we will also be including Jerusalem artichokes aka sunchokes and another tuberous member of the sunflower family-yacon (pronounced jacone). It is sweet and juicy with a light orange color (carotene) and is similar to jicama. It can be grated raw into salads or cooked in stir fries for a water chestnut like crunch. The root crops will comprise about 15 lbs. of the share. There will also be about 15 lbs. of potatoes, onions and garlic in the share. The potatoes will include some fingerlings and an assortment of other varieties of potatoes. Also included will be green and red cabbage, and whatever greens we still have in the field at this time, such as arugula, broccoli raab or other mustard greens, kale, lettuce and spinach. It is probable that there will be broccoli and/or cauliflower and there will certainly be Brussels sprouts. The potatoes, onions and squash can be stored in a cool dry place such as an attached garage or enclosed porch, where they will not freeze. The root vegetables and cabbage will best be stored in your refrigerator.
The cost of this final share will be $90, which is an excellent value, equivalent to a wholesale price for the produce included.
If you would like to sign up, submit your name and email below and we (Evelyn and Kate) will get back to you with our (snail-mail) mailing address for a check. Checks need to be made out to: CIRCLE BROOK FARM.
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