Week 3 & 4 of Extended season, November 14, 2011
Farmer John Writes…
Greetings from Angelic Organics!
Welcome to Week 23 (and 24)
This is your final week of the Extended Season share. Thanks for joining us for these last few weeks.
Remember to pick up 2 boxes this final week, if you are signed up for a 4 delivery extended season vegetable share. Pick up only one box if you have a 2 delivery extended season vegetable share.
Vegetables of the Final Two Weeks: All that are in Your Box
Thanksgiving is a special time to celebrate and acknowledge all of the vegetables in your box(es) this week.
Read about Extended Season starting on pg 316 of your cookbook. You’ll find lofty and illuminating indications by Rudolf Steiner and a less reverent exchange between the Nabisco Corporation and myself (Farmer John). I especially appreciate Steiner’s comments on food dogma. Steiner was not a proselytizer.
In general, the cookbook was intended to offer up new perspectives on food, to broaden the idea of what food might be and what it does. I couldn’t undertake such a lofty initiative without plunking in some silliness
To learn about storage of your vegetables, consult the Vegetable Storage Guide starting on pg 339 in your Angelic Organics cookbook or visit http://www.angelicorganics.com/Vegetables/vegetablescontent.php?contentfile=vegstorage .
Free Range Turkey Delivered for Thanksgiving
from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks: http://www.freshpicks.com/cms/?pid=1000079
An Exciting Upcoming Program with the Angelic Organics Learning Center
Thanksgiving Food from the Farm: A Program for Kids! 9 a.m to 4 pm, Wed, Nov 23 Prepare food from the farm to bring home for your family’s Thanksgiving meal. We’ll use squash and eggs to make a delicious pie, cook bread in our earth oven, and learn how to roast vegetables, plus spend time with the animals. For children in 1st to 5th grade, together with an adult. Please bring a sack lunch. Each family unit will bring home their own bread, pie, and vegetables.
Please register on line at least 1 week in advance or call (815) 389-8455. The following takes you to the Learning Center calendar, which has links to all of their programs: http://www.learngrowconnect.org/event
Shareholders Write Thanks
I enjoyed the boxes this year. I signed up after watching movie Farmer John… Thanks for many yummy ingredients for delicious meals!
You all did a fabulous job this year – the selection was better than ever and the veggies were delicious!
It’s been absolutely wonderful to have the box this fall – our eight month old baby loves the squash! – and we’re looking forward to preparing a vegetarian thanksgiving feast for 13 people!
Thank You from Angelic Organics
Thanks to field crew, equipment operators, office staff,delivery crew, shareholders, and hosts for making possible another season at Angelic Organics.
Weather The Past Few Days
We were blessed to have fairly nice weather for the last harvest of the season.
Nice to have You with us this Season!
Farmer John and the Angelic Organics Farm Team
Please Note: this summary is written before you receive your box—please be aware that some guesswork is involved. As always, be sure to thoroughly wash all of your vegetables. As it is the end of the season, there will be variation as to what is in the box.
Fruiting Crops – 2 Butternut squash, Popcorn
Brassicas – 1/2 stalk of Brussels Sprouts, or Broccoli, maybe Cabbage
Alliums –Onions or Garlic
Cooking Greens – bunched Chard, perhaps Kale tops
Salad Greens –bagged Lettuce, bagged Spinach or Arugula
Root Crops – 2# Carrots, Beets, Parsnips, Kennebec potatoes