2018 CSA Week 14 Recipes
We’ve reached the halfway point! Thank you for participating in the first half of our CSA program, and we look forward to provide you with fresh, seasonal vegetables for the next few months. We’re starting to include all of late summer’s bounty, including an abundance of winter squash. This week we included buffy squash, which has a sweet flesh, and can be stored for 6 months on your countertop. Like all winter squash it is delicious boiled, mashed, baked, roasted, stuffed, and even microwaved. Also, keep in mind any vegetables you don’t get to throughout the week store well for winter when blanched and frozen. Let us know how you use your veggies and tag us @Front9farm!
2018 CSA Week 13 Recipes
This week we included a nice sampling of our herb garden for some unique and refreshing flavors. The Mexican mint marigold (glossy leaves with little orange flowers) pairs with the Russian Tarragon (long skinny leaves) to add more anise flavor which results in a flavor similar to traditional French tarragon. This tarragon combination pairs well with chicken and fish. Also included is sage, which makes everything more fragrant. The carrot tops also make a useful herb, and when used with parsley they make a delicious chimichurri sauce (recipe on blog!). Have fun experimenting with some new flavors this week!
2018 CSA Week 12 Recipes
It’s definitely tomato season! This week we included red romas, which have a thick pulp making them perfect for salsas and sauces, and also orange cocktail tomatoes, which have a sweeter and fruitier flavor than red tomatoes. Gazpacho soup is a perfect applicaiton for raw tomatoes, and we included a delicious recipe below. Luckily all of this rain has been a blessing for us because all of our fields have great drainage, and these cold temperatures won’t hurt our tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and cucumbers because they are all protected in high tunnels. We’ve begun transplanting our fall crops and our fields are still loaded so we will have many more vegetables for you on the way! Thank you for supporting our farm.

Vegetable Groups

Below are the different groups of vegetables included in our CSA shares, and that we bring to the farmers' markets. Please click on the titles to find out more about our vegetable groups.






Firm Greens
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Collard Greens
Root Vegetables
Carrots, Parsnips, Fennel, Radishes, Turnips, Rutabaga, Celeriac, Kohlrabi, Beets
Legumes & More
Peas, Beans, Okra, Sweet Corn, Strawberries
Leafy Greens
Lettuce, Endive, Kale, Arugula, Tat-soi, Pak choi, Mizuna greens
Allium
Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Chives
Summer Cucurbits
Summer squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Patty pan squash
Herbs
Basil, Mint, Oregano, Thyme, Marjoram, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Lovage, Dill
Solanaceae
Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Potatoes, Ground Cherries
Fall Cucurbits
Pumpkins, Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Acorn squash, Butternut squash
Toil and sweat, Hildi our pet, farmer’s tans, and garden plans, these are a few of our favorite things.
Whats happening at the farm

Click the link to view our farm blog. Cassie and I will each try to write a blog post as often as we can about what we are up to on the farm. This is meant to be a lighthearted way for us to reflect on what we are doing and talk about what we are trying to do. It also lets the people that support us through our CSA and farmers market see what they are supporting. I'm almost certian that both of us will just write about the cats and dog because they are hilarious, but you will have to read to find out.