When I look at the items in this week’s CSA share I feel like it’s time to get all cozied up for Winter! We’ll have Neck Pumpkin/Cheese Pumpkin, Autumn Frost Squash/Acorn Squash, Sweet Potatoes and Popcorn! We’ll also have some more fresh green’s in the share this week with some nice buttery heads of lettuce and some flavorful bok choy type heads of Yokatta Na. If you can remember way back to week’s 1 and 2, we had Yokatta Na in the CSA share back then as well.
Back to the all new items, the two types of pumpkins we have are both great keepers and should last you at least till Thanksgiving if you can hold off that long! Likewise, the autumn frost squash should keep well into the winter. It is comparable in taste and related to a butternut and bonus, has a beautiful frosted skin that also gives it a decorative look. And back this year by popular demand is popcorn. Make some on the stove top and binge watch Seinfeld on Netflix while you get snowed in this winter!
Put the pot back over the stove on high heat. Within a few minutes, the popcorn should start popping. Give the pan a good shake every now and then to ensure even heating.
Once the popping slows down to nearly a stop, remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for 1 more minute to give any stubborn kernels a chance to pop. Pour into a large serving bowl.
Top with butter and salt if desired.
We also extracted the rest of the honey for the year this weekend. So, it’s also time to give some thought as to how much you’ll need to get you through. While we were very pleased with the harvest, we will most likely sell out at some point in time before we harvest again in July of 2022. Also, if you are interested in bees wax, it is available at no charge. Please bring your own container if you would like some. First come, first served. Thank you!