We’ve spent most of the last two weeks celebrating the holidays, resting, sledding, eating and spending time together as a family. Now that the calendar has flipped over to a new year, we have to get into gear for this next season. It always creeps up on us so fast. This week, we start the first of all the greens that will get planted in a few weeks in the hoophouses. We will continue to do other maintenance around the farm and plan for this next season. And enjoy the quiet of winter!
In Your Boxes
- 1 Bundle Painted Mountain Flour Corn – Yes, this IS food! And easy to process! Just take off the cob with your fingers and grind in a blender, coffee grinder, food mill until you get a flour. You can make delicious cornbread, polenta and corn muffins with the grain. It has a sweet and delicious flavor and when ground gives the flour a purple color. This is my favorite corn muffin recipe: Gluten Free Corn Muffins. My kids devour them. They are so so good made with this corn. Check the recipe page below for more ideas.
- 1/4# Red Cayenne Peppers – We thought we’d try these out this year as another added bonus for the winter CSA boxes. Let us know what you think. These are hot, hot, hot, hot! They can go straight into a hot chile sauce, added to salsa or chili, or hung as a decoration. Many people think a hanging ristra brings a home good luck. Here’s a link on how to hang the chiles as well as a recipe for chile sauce: Using Chile. This one looks good—a fermented hot sauce: Homegrown Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce.
- 1 Rutabaga – Also called a Swede Turnip. They are botanically different: turnips are members of the mustard family and have been around since ancient times; rutabagas originated in the 1700s in Scandinavia. Turnips have a higher water content than a rutabaga. Rutabagas are often peeled, turnips don’t really need to be but can. We absolutely love rutabaga!
- 1/2# Salad Mix – Our spinner was frozen yesterday, so some of the mix was spun by hand. Some of the bags may be wetter than others. Check your bags!
- 1# Braising Mix
- 1 Bu Mustard Greens
- 2 Acorn Squash
- 4# Carrots
- 3# Yellow Onions
- 4# Russet Potatoes – On some of the potatoes, there is a strange open core in the middle. It isn’t rotten. Just cut around it. Still edible!
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Melissa, Everett, Ava & Josh