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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Welcome to Week 9 Autumn CSA Shares @ Cane Creek Farm!
Is that...Fennel? Sure is! That plus more delicious produce coming your way!
Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally October 3rd, 2017
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. All food requires additional washing and rinsing before consumption. Thank you!
Don't Forget! There are U-Pick Muscadines on the side of the driveway! Ask Becky for more information about picking!
Sweet potato harvest is underway at the farm and it looks like this will be a good year for sweet potatoes. To harvest, we cut the vines off and use a digging fork to lift the clump of potatoes that are growing below the stem. It is very gratifying to lift those big clumps out of the ground! The skin is fragile at this point so they have to be handled gently. We take them to cure in the greenhouse for up to two weeks. This process results in the starches changing to sugars, cuts healing over and the skin toughening. This results in a potato that can be stored for months.
This week the CSA gets the greens that we removed before digging the potatoes. Sweet potato leaves are not well known as a food in this country but they are a popular item in many other cultures. Think spinach when you ponder how to use them.
We have provided a recipe and a link to more recipes to help you figure out ways you can enjoy them.
If you enjoy shiitake mushrooms and would like to grow some of your own – here is your chance. The storm brought down some trees that we have cut up into lengths suitable for mushroom cultivation. During the class we will be inoculating the logs with shitake mushroom spawn so that everyone can take home an inoculated log. The mushrooms should start production in 9-18 months, so you need patience! Instructions on placement and harvest will be given. This is an active class with everyone having a chance to participate in each step. Lunch included!
Sweet Potato Greens with Grilled Salmon
1 large bunch of sweet potato greens
1 teaspoon canola oil
½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 (4 oz) Salmon fillets
salt and pepper
Remove sweet potato leaves from stems. Chop smaller stems, and discard the larger ones. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add leaves and stem pieces, sesame oil, and ginger. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and grate some fresh lemon zest on top.
Season salmon with salt and pepper, and simply roast or grill.