Monday, September 10, 2007

Good Eats 2007/08 October-February Share

Visit our Good Eats page on our website for more details, a FAQ page and a sign up sheet.

OCT-FEB Vegetable/Localvore Share
: This is an interesting and challenging period of the year to provide a diverse array of produce. For the first few weeks of the share period we will still be harvesting much of the produce from the field. Remnants of summer such as greenhouse tomatoes and peppers will appear but by mid November, summer and outdoor vegetables will be over.
Our root cellar will be overflowing with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and beets, and the new onion & squash storage room will offer 10 types of onions and several varieties of winter squash.
Greenhouse production this time of year is very weather dependent. If we have a moderate fall it is likely we will continue to harvest fresh crops from the greenhouse until mid December. If there is severe cold it may end sooner. Especially toward the end of this share period the vegetable share will be heavy on root crops. They taste great, are nutritious, and excellent winter fuel for the body and soul, but if you don't care for root crops, this share is not for you!
During the Oct-Feb Share period Localvore items may include: prepared and preserved foods from Pete 's Greens including “everything but the kitchen sink” vegetable soup base, sauerkraut, and other lacto-fermented vegetables; many varieties of apples and cider from Champlain Orchards; several types of yogurt, cream, cornmeal, whole wheat flour, and dried beans from Butterworks Farm; an array of Northeast Kingdom sheep, cow and goat cheese; Localvore bread from Elmore Mtn. Bakery; organic Oyster mushrooms; sunflower oil, popcorn, rolled oats, rolled spelt, rolled rye and pearled barley, and miso from several Quebec farms; cranberries and cranberry juice; and local organic raw honey. Most items are organic with the exception of the apples, cider, and cranberries. (see Champlain Orchards website for an explanation of their growing practices) Pete ’s Greens free-range chicken is a new addition to our share. Expect to receive a 3.5-5 lb. frozen bird about once a month. We may also include our own lamb sausage once or twice.
Localvore perishable items such as apples, yogurt, cream will be provided more often, while long storing staples such as flour and beans will be provided in greater quantity but less frequently.
Root Share: The Root Share is perfect for families that want only bulk root crops. Pickups are every other week and the share will include carrots, beets, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, and cabbage. This share is a great base for fall and winter meals and we grow many varieties and colors of these crops for a diversity of appearance and flavor.

Pick Up Sites:

___Burlington, Grove St.
Wed, 2:30pm to 6pm

___Burlington/South End, Adams Ct. (NEW PICK UP SPOT!)
Wed, 2:30 to 6pm

___Montpelier, Nutty Steph’s Granola- (behind the Trading Post)
Wed. 8am to 630pm

___Craftsbury, Pete’s Greens at the Craftsbury Village Farm
Wed. 12pm to 8pm

___Morrisville, Concept II
Wed. 3pm to 5:30pm

___Stowe, Laughing Moon Chocolate
Wed. 3pm to 6pm

___Waterbury, Hen of the Wood
Wed. 3pm to 6:30pm

___Richmond, NOFA-VT
Wed. 12pm to 4pm


Vegetable/Localvore Share $765 (payment plan available)
-Begins October 17 and Ends February 13th
Root Share $270
-Begins October 24th and is every other week for 9 weeks total

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