Week 13 Shares

According to the calendar it's now officially fall, and boy has it been feeling like it.  With overnight temps down in the 40s most of the winter squash vines have died back and we are beginning harvest this week with spaghetti squash!

Following is our favorite spaghetti squash recipe, it is way awesome!  http://dfo-recipes.weebly.com/spaghetti-squash--meatballs.html

This week includes our final harvest of arugula, the cooler weather has meant less pest pressure so fewer flea beetle holes in this batch :).  If you haven't tried it yet, give the Arugula Pasta recipe a try:  http://dfo-recipes.weebly.com/arugula-pasta.html

The sweet peppers have colored up nicely and there is a mixture of varieties in this week's harvest, (some shares will get yellow, some orange, others red, etc). If you get one of the long sweet reds, just don't confuse it with a cayenne. The sweet ones are much larger and have smoother skin.  The second picture below shows a comparison of the two so hopefully you can avoid any issues.

Sweet Red Peppers on the left, spicy Cayenne on the right

If you don't plan on using your cayenne right away, you can use a needle and thread and string them up through the green stems and let them dry for a month or two and then crush into red pepper flakes or use a blender to turn them into cayenne pepper.

This week's shares will include:

  • Green Beans
  • Onions (yellow)
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Tomato
  • Cherry Tomatoes (the last few from the vines)
  • Arugula
  • Apples (red delicious)
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Cayenne Peppers