Link to the end-of-season questionnaire. and Fox Creek Farm short movie. What about butternut cannelloni? Renew your share!
Fox Creek Farm CSA Winter newsletter, week of November 18, 2019
In this newsletter:
Fall and winter vegetable recipe from the farm dinner table: Butternut Cannelloni
Short Fox Creek Farm CSA & U-Albany movie
Fox Creek Farm CSA Fall Membership drive
Important: End-of-Season Questionnaire
Winter is here! After we got the last of the vegetables out of the field and in the barn and cooler, winter temperatures rolled in like a freight train. No time for adjustments here - we turned off the walk-in cooler and turned on the heat, just to keep the last winter share veggies from freezing!
We succeeded to keep the frost away from the fall crops, and the last of this season's vegetables found their way to your homes. We are looking back at a very successful growing season, and hope you can agree!
We have started building the new hightunnels (but have taken a break because of the frost). The produce barn is well organized for winter, giving us room to store some equipment out of the weather. And while we are waiting for the weather to break so we can complete some of the end-of-season field chores, Sara already ordered some of the first seeds for the 2020 season. The soil samples are on their way to Cornell University. Seriously, farming is a year-around occupation!
As we are evaluation our 2019 growing season, we hope you take a couple of minutes and complete our end-of-season questionnaire. Your comments help us adjust our plans - we love to hear from you!
We have been working with students from the U-Albany School of Business to come up with some ideas to bring Fox Creek Farm and the CSA to the attention of a broader audience. They came up with some nice ideas - and U-Albany decided to make a short movie on the farm.
Click to view the Fox Creek Farm CSA / U-Albany School of Business movie (with some great views of your favorite farm)
Last week, your farmers celebrated the end of the harvest season with a dinner at Hen & the Hound in Middleburgh. Chef Tyler DeGroff came up with butternut cannelloni, that we tried.
We took the idea home, and recreated it with Fox Creek Farm produce.
The basic ingredients for our version are caramelized onions and chopped walnuts for the texture. Combine this with baked butternut squash and ricotta cheese, and a bit of garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Maybe add something a bit hot-peppery. It's up to you.
We used this for stuffing for Dutch style pancakes (basically, crepes). Roll the stuffing in the crepes, et voila: the Fox Creek Farm Butternut Canneloni, Serve with a side of tomato garlic cream sauce, and maybe some roasted Red Maria potatoes.
Fox Creek Farm CSA Membership Fall Membership Drive
If you've already renewed your Fox Creek Farm CSA membership for 2020, thank you! We would really like to have 150 new or renewing members by the end of the month - can we make that work?
Renew your share by November 30, and get our Fox Creek Farm T-shirt.
Discounts: Did you know that our Early Full Payment Discount, in combination with our Cash or Check Payment Discount, can add up to almost $ 30?
Over the last 16 years, we have been asking our CSA members about their experiences. We learned that too much kale IS too much kale. That it would be good to try to grow sweet potatoes. And that we should consider different share sizes.
Good things come from our End-of-Season questionnaire. It really gives us guidance in planning the upcoming growing season. We would love to hear from you!