Thursday, October 28, 2010

CSA - October 28 - P&P

This will be the last box of the season for the Thursday CSA delivered to People and Planet

The rain has shut me out of the fields. Look at these beautiful beans, alas farming is a lot like gambling you plunk down your beans and the dealer takes them. The temperature is plummeting and I don't think we'll get these.

The sweet potatoes are still in the field. If, it dries up, I'll dig them and drop you an e-mail.

What's in the box

Corn, Pomegranates, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkins, Spaghetti Squash, Melons, Potatoes, Cilantro, Basil & Dill, and Zukes.

This week's special gift: dried tomatoes or apple roll-ups

I know that some of you asked me to not give you corn or potatoes, but since this is the last box of the year, I have included everything. If you really, really don't want them, y
ou can leave them with Mike.

The pumpkins and potatoes will last until Christmas.

The poms should also last several weeks. Pomegrante is great in salad.

Grilled Eggplant with Pomegranate Sauce
1 large eggplant
2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup pomegranate syrup

Minced parsley
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds. Cut eggplant into 1/4 inch slices and place on paper towels. Sprinkle slices with salt, weight them down with heavy plates or a board for 30 minutes, then pat them dry with paper towels. Lightly brush with olive oil and place eggplant slices on grill. Grill them for 3 minutes on each side, or until they are lightly browned on both sides. Remove from grill and arrange the eggplant overlapping on a serving dish.

In a mortar, crush garlic cloves with 2 teaspoons salt to a paste. In a non-metallic bowl, combine the garlic paste and pomegranate syrup. Spread a little of
the mixture on each eggplant slice. Sprinkle the slices with minced parsley and pomegranate seeds for garnish and chill covered.

If you would like to be in the CSA again next year, now is the time to let me know. I have already made some plantings for winter. Our season begins again in late January, early February. You can leave a $25 deposit with Mike to hold your space. If for anything happens on our end, you will receive a refund. Your $25 buys next years seeds.

I have mailed each of you a survey, please send it back at your convenience. Help to make us better.

For the beginning of next season: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Spinach, Carrots, Beets, and Asian Greens.

Thanks to all of you, our customers, who make it possible for us to keep farming.

Happy Holidays. Leo & Holly

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