CSA - Week 9
What's in your share this week? - taprootfarms.ca/shares
The farm on a crisp cool sunny morning.
This week we have mixed greens from the unheated greenhouse on Church street. The mix includes mizuna, tatsoi, mustard and arugula. Tim and Brodie picked half the patch, leaving the other half to keep growing.
You can either peel your squash before cooking or cook it whole. Simply wash and place on a baking pan. Prick the squash with a sharp knife in a few places and bake at 350 for 60-90 minutes, until easily poked with a fork. Remove from the oven and let cool before you cut it in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
We are gearing up for another Maple Syrup order. Keep your eyes peeled for more information soon.
It's workshop month here at TapRoot. Patricia, Josh, and Katelyn are at Occupational Health and Safety today in Berwick for owners and managers. Last week a few staff members attended first aid and CanadaGAP. Canada GAP (good agricultural practices) is a program we are part of to ensure we have safe food coming from our farm to your households.
We are starting a major spring clean up of our pack house. Pretty much ripping out everything and making the space more user friendly and easier to clean. We'll post before and after pictures once we're done!
You may have noticed a new face at your pick up or driving around in the TapRoot van. Nick has joined the team as our delivery driver.
Also a big thanks to Adam who filled in doing the deliveries. He'll soon be back full time to his business, Olde Furrow Farm, to start his season. Good Luck Adam and thanks so much!
I love a good vinaigrette, and with green season just ahead it's good to brush off the old salad dressing muscles. I made this vinaigrette this weekend for some baby kale and arugula I picked up at the Market. I added chopped apple to the salad for a little sweetness.
Celeriac and Squash soup:
Butternut squash chickpea curry:
Sweetened with maple syrup, with cream cheese frosting. Sounds like a winning combo to me!
Butternut Squash Cake:
Have a great week!
Justine and the whole TapRoot Team