It’s really cold in Minnesota (CSA Week 16)

Wow, didn’t it get cold last night? It’s a bad sign when there’s already frost on everything before you go to bed and the sky is clear as a bell. We’re guessing it was about 25 degrees, which really puts a final end to the season. Few things go through a freeze like that, even the beet greens where pasted to the ground. We have the white stuff forecasted for tomorrow, so selling at a farmers market in snow will be a first! Maree wishes our camera worked, because we’d like to have record of it.

End of season logistics: If you’re in the neighborhood, please just drop off the last wax box…if not, don’t worry about it. Also expect an end of season survey in the mail. We really do want to know how the CSA season worked for you. It’s also an opportunity to let us know if you’re interested in being a member next year….as a current member, we give you first chance to re-join before opening up to others.
Thank you for being a member this season. Our door is always open. If you haven’t gotten a jack-o-lantern pumpkin, please come on out and we’ll set you up.
In the box:
Tongue of Fire Beans: this is an heirloom dried bean. Simply shell them and use as any dried bean. There are not many, so I’m thinking of them as something to add to a soup.
Hubbard Squash: this is the big blue-colored one.
Buttercup Squash
Spaghetti Squash: yellow and long in color
Haralson Apples: a good baking and cooking apple
A couple sweet onions
A couple white onions
Popcorn: this needs to be dried quite a bit before popping. Pull back the corn wrapper and hang like you would indian corn for at least a couple of weeks in a dry sunny place.

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