Circle S Farm last delivery of Summer season, Monday, August 10 and Thursday, August 13, MSFM pick-up Wednesday, August 12

“Outlaws….do their finest work in the slippery rays of the moon”

-Tom Robbins

Farm News:  Our Roo, Papa and one other chicken met their demise a week ago.  We think Diamond and her friend Bluebell were involved.  See poster above:)

This is the last delivery of the summer session.  I will be delivering in paper bags, so if you have a bucket lingering around – leave it out for me.

We have a short fall CSA in October/November.  I will be sending out an e-mail to all those who signed up with information on start dates etc.

I want to thank everyone for your support this year.  I know we are all on edge and suffering through our new reality.  I appreciate all of you – your ability to be flexible and kind.  It has been a busy season, I haven’t had this many in the CSA since I was in my thirties.  Let me tell you – there is a difference in what you can accomplish between 30 and 50, and how many hours you can put into a day.  So ….THANK YOU!

What’s in the BAG?  It will be a taste of fall.  Butternut and maybe a lingering spaghetti squash (don’t worry – it’s like the cabbage.  Let it sit on your counter for a month or two, until you aren’t tired of spaghetti squash anymore).  More field peas or October beans (the October beans were a victim to weeds and too much rain, and perhaps to me being 50:) – so not the crop I anticipated).  Peppers and lots of tomatoes and pie or sauce apples.   Lastly, hopefully everyone will get a sugar baby watermelon.

I will try to give a mix of ripe and not so ripe tomatoes – but they are all getting really ripe fast.  If you have time – go ahead and freeze the ones you cannot use in time.  They freeze great – and are wonderful in soups and sauces all winter long!  I’ve gotten where I don’t even peel them – just chop them up and freeze, but that is your preference.

As for the apples, my grandmother used to say “everyone deserves something sweet”.  And as she lived to be 100 and was as sweet as anyone I’ve known, I’ve decided she was right.  Once she got into her 90’s, she liked to eat dessert first citing that she might not live through the main meal.

So following a recipe for Apple Crisp

Vegan Apple Crisp

Vegan Apple Crisp

PHOTO BY JAMES RANSOM

AUTHOR NOTES

A straightforward, fuss-free, no-nonsense apple crisp. Enjoy it for dessert, or hell, enjoy it for breakfast. Coconut oil helps to create an irresistibly sweet and buttery topping — without so much as a hint of butter! —Gena Hamshaw

SERVES6 to 8
  • For the apple filling:
  • 7 cups (about 8 to 10 medium sized) sweet-tart apples (such as Gala or Jonagold), peeled, cored, and chopped (1/2- or 3/4-inch pieces) or thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar or organic light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • For the crumble topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

Happy eating, stay well, stay sweet and thanks for buying local food from Circle S Farm

 

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