Cool nights and not so hot days bring up my appetite. I like to eat. During the summer eating is something fun, a creative moment of cooking something to begin or end the day. When fall comes I am hungry. This has to be a physiological connection to the coming of winter and the need to put on some reserves or maybe repair and replenish from summer work. No matter what the case I feel it every year and I heed the call. Dinners get bigger and involve heavier dishes with ingredients like onions, butter and bacon combined with carbohydrates like squash and potatoes. I do love this time of year, for many reasons but the food…is the best.
The weather cools down and we have starch to keep you warm. Delicata squash is our first of many winter squashes for this fall. Sweet with smooth flesh and tender skin, them are easy to prepare. Here’s link to our recipe page.
These furry little soybean pods are finally ready in upic. Edamame are quick to harvest, you can make them with little effort and they are fun to eat for everyone. We add them to boiling water for 3-4 minutes, toss them in soy sauce and put them on the table with whatever we are having with dinner. If you have never eaten them don’t chew the pod. Drag the pod through your teeth and the beans will pop out. Here’s an extensive article on this great quick appetizer and a snarky video on how to make them (you can make them in the time it takes to watch…).
Renew Your Share for 2016
Many thanks to all of you who have signed up for 2016 already. Throwing your hat in with us now makes a huge difference for us as we plan our way towards another great season. Those who sign up now can take full advantage of our winter payment plan (not to mention its just done – and you don’t have to remember to do it later!). Your share is great value of fresh organic food that you know is grown well. Joining early allows us to work hard over the winter so we all can have the produce that makes our Maine summer taste so good. Click here for Brunswick Shares and here for Portland Delivered Shares
Pork for the Winter
Bacon, ribs, chops; need I same more? We will have more info on how to order pork at CSA pick-up, shoot us an email or click here for the digital version.
What’s in the Share?
Cucumber or Summer squash
What’s in Upic?