Full share CSA members and half share Group B will receive delivery this Friday (November 25) between 12-2, unless you've arranged otherwise.
Here it is! The last CSA share of the year. I will be delivering the shares this Friday as usual, unless you've arranged otherwise. There are a few shareholders who need their shares early, so I adjusted my work schedule this week - all shares will be ready by noon on Wednesday. So, if you'll be gone on Friday or need your share before Thanksgiving - you can pickup at the farm as soon as Wednesday at 12:00. Please email me if you don't want your share delivered this week - email@example.com or call my cell phone at 815-990-2380.
This week's share will look similar to last week's, with just a couple of exceptions you'll see below on the list. You may have noticed that the large zucchini wasn't in your shares last week as listed - when I pulled them out of storage I wasn't happy with the quality - so I apologize that those weren't nice enough to include last week. You'll all receive your "Thank You" gift from the farm of 1 dozen eggs - thanks so much everyone for all your support! Without our customers, this wouldn't be possible and we're so grateful.
I will still be offering products for sale throughout the fall & winter, if you don't already receive our regular "farm fresh" email newsletter, let me know if you wish to be added to that list. It arrives 2-4 times per month, depending on the season, and offers recipes, farm news, as well as a list of vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, and meat available that week. I do offer a delivery service to Freeport on those products as well, it's $2 per delivery or free delivery over $20. Farm pickup is also always available.
Thanks everyone for an awesome season, and if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for the 2012 CSA program please let me know. :-)
Extras available this week:
- Pickles - our farm-made all-natural sweet dill pickle slices are great for Thanksgiving relish trays. They are $4.50 per pint-sized jar and delicious.
- Eggs - $2 for medium, $3 for extra-large sized.
- Beef - visit the web site for cuts & prices - www.WishfulAcresFarm.com and click on "beef"
- Butternut Squash
- Scallop Squash
- Asian Greens Mix
- Green Onion
- Yellow Onion
- Radish (maybe. Most of the radishes were damaged in last Thursday's low temperature at the farm in the high teens. If I can harvest enough good quality radishes for everyone, I'll include them)
Baked CustardA super easy dessert, a great way to use our delicious farm eggs. It's even somewhat healthy, as far as desserts go! Can be made in individual custard cups or one large serving dish.
- 3 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1 dash nutmeg
- Heat oven to 350*.
- In large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla; blend well.
- Gradually stir in milk.
- Pour into 6 ungreased 6-ozcustard cups.
- (If desired, pour mixture into 1 qt. casserole dish.) Sprinkle with nutmeg.
- Place custard cups in 13x9 inch pan.
- Pour hot water into pan around custard cups to a depth of 1 inch.
- Bake at 350* for 45 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean
- Serve warm or cold.
- Store in refrigerator.
Thanks everyone for your support!