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Roast Vegetables- Be Happy

Posted 10/12/2017 10:24am by David Zemelsky.


Last night we got a very very promising recipe for roasted potatoes from our youngest.  One thing that she really liked about it was the variations in texture.  These potatoes are steamed at first and then roasted. By doing this, you get a very soft inside and a crisp satisfying outside.  This recipe is well suited for our small, delicate fingerling potatoes.  I hope you'll consider it.  Here is a link:


With cooler weather, the taste and quality of all our greens has taken on an impressive vitality and taste.  I hope that you'll find something of interest.  I'll be describing choices later. 

For the first time in a long time, the deer did a serious number on one of our crops.  Twelve days ago, Joel planted  over 10lbs of pea seed for making pea tendrils.  Today, I went to get a few lbs for an order that was going out in an hour.  All of it had been expertly mowed down by deer.  Crumb! (or worse).  And last night, I caught them at dusk running out of the hoop house that we have carrots in.  Not sure how to combat this problem.  They got a great meal though.

Store this week.  We're loaded.  For those of you who've never ordered before, I'd like to offer you a free pint of cherry tomatoes if you make an order with us this week.  And for those of you who've been ordering in the past- we'll give you a free pint, too.  Orders emailed back to me by 8AM Friday the 13th (don't think about that!).  Pick up your order at the shed after 2pm that day.  Payment goes in jar, cash preferred but checks o.k.

Here's the list:

Salad Greens-with baby kale, mizuna, spinach and lettuce $6/bag

Arugula $6/bag

Spinach- $6/bag

Baby Kale- $6/bag

Tokyo Bekana- a good green for stir fries $4/bunch

Beets- $4/lb.  Tops are still good.  Red, Orange or Chiagia ( striped, no tops)

Potatoes-both red/pink and yellow/white $5/lb

Radishes- $3/bunch

Hakeuri Turnips- eat raw like radishes.  Very wonderful and unusual taste $4/bunch

Cherry Tomatoes- first pint free! $6 for the second and $10 if you want three pints.

Heirloom Tomatoes-still wonderful (just not August wonderful) $6.50/lb

Juliet-still the best all around tomato.  Small and sweet. Probably the last week. $6.50/lb

Eggplant-a great dense and lacking in seeds variety $5/lb.

Peppers- sweet red, orange and yellow.  Amazing to roast or just eat raw $5/lb

Big Kale- lacinato or curly. Please specify $4/bunch

Collards- $3/bunch

Swiss Chard- $3/bunch

Turmeric- first of the season.  Priced  at around $3-5 a piece.  It will be marked.  Bring a few extra dollars to account for price variation. This is a really special herb to be able to get fresh.

Ginger-first of the season, too! Same price variation.  Fresh ginger from Star Light bears no resemblance to what you'd get at Stop N Shop.  This ginger is so much more tasty.

Carrots-we're now into the Fall Carrots, which are sweet, crunchy and wonderful.  $5/lb

Onions- $2/lb

From Farmer Peter we have the following:

Paw Paws: $1.50small and $2.50 large.  See last weeks letter for a descriptor

Herb bunches $2/each rosemary/mint/sage/thyme and oregano

Winter squash: $4 each Butternut of spaghetti.  Please specify

Tomato Sauce-the very best.  $10/jar

Hope you see something of interest here. And new people- get your free pint with your order this week.