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CSAs the week of 12/26/22

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This is a list of what will be in the CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – shares this week. You can learn more about the CSA here, and you can sign up and manage your account here

Small: onions, parsnips or kohlrabi, spaghetti squash, lettuce, little romanesco, kale or swiss chard, parsley or rosemary or thyme, asian pear, and honey crisp apples

Large: the above plus brussels sprouts (on the stalk!), cabbage, spinach or arugula, and garlic

Fruit Only: Asian pears, seckel pears, and crimson crisp and honey crisp apples

Recipe ideas for some share items

A bit more information on: Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a winter squash. Winter squash is thusly called because if it’s stored properly, it will keep all winter. Squash have high levels of vitamin A and some vitamin C, folate and potassium.

This variety of winter squash has unusual string-like flesh, which looks like spaghetti when scraped out with a fork. They are often baked or boiled and then the mildly sweet flesh is scooped out and topped with spaghetti sauce and/or cheese.

To store

Store in a cool, dry, dark place at around 50 degrees, but make sure they do not freeze. Under the best conditions, they should keep for 3-4 months. They get sweeter in storage as the starch converts to sugar. Once cut, you can wrap them in plastic and store them in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.

To use

To bake, slice in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds, and place facedown on cookie sheet. Add a 1/2 inch water to the pan to avoid drying out. Bake at 400 degrees. Squash will need about an hour—90 minutes to cook, depending on size. Cook until tender. Flesh is done when it scoops out easily in spaghetti-like strings. Serve hot with butter and parmesan cheese or your favorite tomato sauce on top.

To freeze

Let the cooked squash cool to near room temperature and then transfer the noodles to Ziploc freezer bags. Store for up to 8 months in freezer.

About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!

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