Change of seasons arrived with a vengeance this weekend with killing frosts three nights in a row. Sunday night was the coldest here with a low of 23 degrees. The flowers in the upic field were all burnt by cold and while we had some loss of greens in the field the vast majority of the greens and roots look great and will only taste better. The few cold nights we have had up until now have kickstarted these cold hardy plants to convert starches to sugars. The sugars dissolve into the water in the plants cells and the freezing temp of the water goes down, protecting the cells from freezing. Of course if we get really cold temps (below 20) this even the sweetest vegetables will freeze, but until then we can continue to enjoy some of the best produce of the year.
In the carrot family, these white roots are amazing when roasted. Here’s a few recipes….
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
Fill the Freezer
Buy five packages of our ground Lamb, Beef or Pork at $5 off our regular price. There’s nothing like local meat during the cold dark months…
Crystal Spring Honey
We have farm honey available at pick-up. This is from the hives in our fields that are managed by our friend Ken Faulkner. Great for what ails you and pretty good on toast too.
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?