Archive for September 21st, 2013

SHARES FOR WEEK 10

Here’s an intro for new things in your share this week–brief form:
SPINACH–First time, no clue on how bagged or its size–but good!
RED LETTUCE–maybe green…
RED BEETS–if big enough–
RED CABBAGE–Beautiful and iridescent looking in the morning sun!
RED ONIONS–fresh, not dried–
TOMATOES & DILL–great with the red onions in a gazpacho salad–

SEE YOU! The ‘REaDy’ Farmer’s Wife–back to the washing! 74 words–That’s pretty darn brief!

Your SHares

Sorry to keep popping up in your email box or on your smartphone screen, but this is the only day I can find time to communicate–so I’ll try to be brief!

This past week’s share–couple of new items worth commenting on:
CELERY– my apologies to the Mini’s–I took a bundle of your celery along on my road trip yesterday and it was impossible to chew. Smelled good and I could eat the leaves–BUT we are not cows or sheep…they could probably have eaten and digested the stalks with their multiple stomachs–Anyway throw it OUT! We’ll get you some new stuff this week. (What I learned is there is a reason you ‘peel’ off the outer leaves and throw them away!)
TURNIPS–these are Japanese salad turnips, best eaten raw–as a snack or in salads. Not to be confused with American turnips which we usually cook or can.
POTATOES–Yukons this week. TAKE THEM OUT OF THEIR BAG. Put them in a paper bag or a dark tub without a tight lid–They need to breath. We bagged them to get them to you; And we kept them in the cooler–both not best. Potatoes should always be kept in a dark place so they don’t turn green (some folks get sick if they eat the green). Potatoes are a member of the nightshade family which can cause intestinal distress–but so are tomatoes and peppers and eggplant nightshades…
PATTY PAN SQUASH–this is a summer squash like the zucchini and yellow. Yours were bigger and so are best cooked–Shouldn’t have to peel it or cut out the seed cavity–just slice it and throw it on the grille or bake it in the oven. Paint on a little olive oil and add seasonings–cook until tender.
GREEN BEANS/BROCCOLI HEADS–part of the week got green beans and part got broccoli heads. This may flip flop next week as the beans get ready…or not. The broccoli heads are out of this world–tender and mild flavor as is typical of the fall crop. Store in a bag or wrapped in the fridge. If you want to freeze some of it, cut into flowerets, blanch by boiling it for 3 minutes, cool quickly in ice water, drain, and then stuff into quart freezer bags. If done this way they will remain tender and you can enjoy them this winter!

Back to the washing–The Farmer’s Wifeabout as brief as I could be but still over 400 words!

RASPBERRY STATUS :)

20 flats of RASPBERRIES will be here Monday, September 23rd. Pick up in the evening 4:30 to 6:30, or Tuesday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $27. I would not wait any longer–very perishable.

I have 8 extra flats- 12- 6 oz pints. Send me an email to reserve. tcraft@rtconnect.net

What is not sold will be frozen to sell at the end of the season with the other frozen goodies for $6 a gallon. Other frozen goodies are American Plums–sorted and washed, 30# pitted Pie Cherries, and Fort Causeway Lamb and Pork. Watch for a sign at pick up day, or a post.

See you MONDAY!

Just Back from Billings…Canner’s update

Got back last night from Billings late–and MAN, am I EXCITED! I have fresh BASIL and OREGANO to add to the SPAGHETTI SAUCE KITS that we are putting together this week.

So here is what we have:
SPAGHETTI SAUCE CANNER’S KIT–tomatoes, onions, red and green bell peppers, four fresh herbs (parsley, oregano, basil, and thyme), and the recipe–All neatly boxed and ready for pick up next week…$30
Tomatoes are Celebrity, or Celebrity and Paste for a chunkier sauce, or Heirloom for a naturally sweeter sauce. For the Heirloom option add $5.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PUT UP THE BEST SAUCE EVER!

We still have CANNING TOMATOES……$42/40#………….$21/20#……………$10.50/10#
BELL PEPPERS…………$2.75/#
ALL HOT PEPPERS (except Habaneras)….$2.75/#
2# bags of Jalapenos on sale next week–$5.50
HABANERAS…………..$6/# (This will blow your mind–their wholesale market value is $17/#!!)

NOW AVAILABLE–Fall crop of BROCCOLI and CAULIFLOWER…. Broccoli $20/box (9# average…6 heads)
Cauliflower $25/box (10# average..4 heads)
ONIONS……………fresh, not dried…………$2.75/# (also RED)
CABBAGE..last of the harvest…about 20 heads…READY NOW…sweet flavor and tight enough to POP..$5 each

Get them now while the weather holds! Peppers and tomatoes are the first to go in a frost–
Email or call 431-1219, order them at least 24 hours in advance…will have 10# boxes on sale at Pick Ups.

FARMER’S MARKET–TODAY

WE ARE AT FARMER’S MARKET TODAY!–Downtown Worland…until 11:30 p.m.

Cantaloupe…………………….$2.50
Mini- Sweet Bite Watermelons …………………dinky…(4#)…..$2.00
Medium size…(5-7#).….…….$3.00
Large size…(8-9#)………………$4.00

Melons available Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at THE FARM (1049 Washakie Ten) for $.50/pound—Mini-Sweet Bite Seedless Watermelons for $3.00 each

ALL AMERICAN SEEDED CRIMSON WATERMELONS AND FULL SIZE SWEET SLICE SEEDLESS available at the farm.
CANNING TOMATOES? Call 431-1219 to order for next day Pick Up. $42/40#’s, $22/20#
SPAGHETTI SAUCE KITS…tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and fresh herbs with recipe…..$30 w/ Heirloom Tomatoes…..add $5
BROCCOLI & CAULIFLOWER for freezing or eating, full heads, 8-9# boxes…$21 Broccoli
….$23 Cauliflower
(Fall crop—sweet and tender)