Summer Share 2022: Week 11

September 14 and September 16

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Hey everyone! It's Week 11! That's 11 out of 13! I hope you have been enjoying the Summer Share so far. We'd love to continue to see you this fall. The Fall Share starts on October 5th and runs through the end of the year. Don't worry, we do some jiggling around so that you don't need to be home on holiday weeks to pick up your share. The share costs $350 for 13 weeks. Not enough of a savings for you? Try our Weekly CSA Share Annual Membership for an even bigger discount. Purchase now and it will run for 52 weeks - locking in 2022 prices for the next 4 quarters. The annual share has the options of all the different add-ons too! Imagine - you can do all of your shopping for the next year today!


CSA Member Special this week:

  • Scallions for $2 per bunch!


Pick up is Wednesday or Friday, 12 - 6

Detailed pick up instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.


In this Week's Share:

Everything this week is WBF grown!

1 Watermelon, either red or yellow seeded

1lb Tomatoes

Choose 1 pint:

Either Cherry Tomatoes, Shishito Peppers or Fairytale Eggplant

Half lb of Romano Beans

Choose 1 Herb:

Either Cilantro, Dill or Basil

Choose one bunch:

Either Swiss Chard, Beets or Carrots And 2lbs of mix and match:

Zucchini, Summer Squash, Onions or Eggplant


Ideas for your share...

Pinch and Swirl has a great primer on Romano Beans with their recipe for Romano Beans with Shallots and Bacon!

Great idea for preserving your tomatoes for those lean times, aka most of the year, when you can't get farm fresh tomatoes. Here's what I do: Wash tomatoes and cut to be reasonably sized - for me, that's halving my sauce tomatoes and at least quartering everything else. Place on a cookie sheet and put in a low oven for as long as you can stand it. I'm basically removing as much water as I can from them until I get hot or tired of listening to my oven fan - at least 2 hours. Then I take them out of the oven and let cool until I can handle them. Place them in a freezer bag in one layer, take another cookie sheet and place the bag on it and put it in your freezer. Your tomatoes will freeze in a way that will be easy to take a little or a lot when you are making your recipes - Plus your bag will be nice and flat, great for keeping them organized in your overflowing freezer (wait, maybe that's only my freezer!) Sub them in for anything that calls for canned tomatoes. Your winter chilis, soups and sauces will thank you! - JG


  • Reminder: Add-on shares: bread, eggs, cheese, mushrooms and meat are paid for separately from the veggies share. If you would like to be part of our add on shares, please sign up and pay using the QR codes at the farmstand or HERE.

Add Ons: Add on Shares are still available online for purchase. Or purchase at the Farmstand with the posted QR Codes.


2 Ficelle loaves - We've ordered in 3 types, please choose 2, 1 Delmonico Steak, Lion's Mane Mushrooms, 1 dozen Eggs, and Queso Blanco Cheese - Narragansett Creamery describes their cheese: A version of farmers’ cheese, our Queso Blanco is clean, crisp and full of bouncy texture. Baste it in olive oil then put it on the grill or under the broiler. It gets soft and crispy but doesn't melt.


*All Add-Ons are subject to producer availability.


And the Farmstand is Open for any edible additions to your share, plus we have plants, potting soil, and/or compost for your gardens!


Summer Farmstand Hours: Tues - Sat 9am-6pm


Are you enjoying the Summer Share so far? It’s not too late to sign up for Annual Membership to our Weekly CSA Share. Check out the Details and the Benefits of Annual Membership. Contact our office manager, Jen DeBaggis, at jen.debaggis@whitebarnfarm.org and she can help you convert from a Seasonal Share to an Annual Membership!


This is by far the most affordable way to get your produce from White Barn Farm and the best support for the future of your community farm!

 

Pick up Procedures for the Summer Share

  • Pick up on your scheduled day any time Wednesday/Friday 12 - 6

  • Pick up will be in the tent located across from 458 South St, Wrentham.

  • Facing the tent from the parking lot, the Share area is on the far right.

  • Your items will be self serve so you can choose between options.

  • Please bring bags and boxes for your items to help us conserve.

  • We will have a clip board listing the items and the choices in the share.

  • Please check your name off the list when you pick up.

  • Add on share items will be located in designated coolers or fridges.

 

After two years of navigating this public health crisis, we are confident that we can minimize risk to our customers and staff. However, all of our plans are fluid. We may have to change this plan if we feel it is not keeping people safe. 


Pick up is Wednesday/Friday from 12 - 6

Thank you so much for support!

 

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