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Falling Into a New Season

Falling Into a New Season

Year after year, seasons change and every growing season brings its own challenges; droughts happen or like last year, we had the rainiest season on record. But. after years working outside and on the land many farmers have observations that indicate to them that the seasons are a changing! 

This week, I (Hi! It's Shannon) caught up with Andrew from Clark Farm in Carlisle, MA to ask him about the changes he sees and what it means for the farm. 

When I asked about the first signs and signals he sees that mean fall is here, he mentioned migrating birds, tomatoes dying off, shifting placement of the sun where it rises on the horizon, and as a big surfer, hurricane season picking up and bringing waves! 

On the farm though, the change in season means that their workday starts a little later. Planting new veg stops as harvesting takes up most of the day and in getting ready for next season, cover crops are spread over the fields. 

Highlights of this time of year for Andrew include seeing cover crops taking over the field. It's a blank canvas for him to envision of the possibilities for next season. His favorite crops this time of year are spinach and broccoli. And, watching as their livestock (hello sheepies!) graze down crop residue which brings a lot of entertainment on the farm. 

Just this week while chatting with a friend who happens to also farm, we joked how quickly and abruptly it feels that fall is hurdling towards us. I did cut off the joking when he said he felt that we might see now before a first hard frost.. Here's to enjoying this new season and that my friend is incorrect with his prediction of early snow!


Massachusetts

Delivery dates: Saturday, 9/24 and Tuesday, 9/27

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Weekly Add-ons

Bread of the Week - Focaccia from Forge
Cheese of the Week - VT Herb Farmer's Cheese from Sweet Rowen 
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Girelle from Valicenti
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Maple Maine Chips from Vintage Maine Kitchen
Grain of the Week - Pizza Dough from Forge
Mezze of the Week - Spinach Dip from Magic Bites
Pastry of the Week - Lemon Poppy Seed Scones from A&J King
Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Farro Salad from Forge
Fruit Share Fruits of the Week - Plums from Ward's Berry Farm; Raspberries from Nourse Farm

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms 
Fruits and Veggies Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies from A&J King 

 

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Fluke from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Eetch from Magic Bites
Fruits and Veggies Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies and Cornbread from A&J King 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Fluke from Red's Best; Steak from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Eetch from Magic Bites; Cheddar from 5 Generations Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm; Radishes from Langwater Farm; Shamrock Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King; Lemon Basil Linguine from Valicenti
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies and Cornbread from A&J King 

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Fluke from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies from A&J King 

 

WHOLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Fluke from Red's; Monkfish from True Fin; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Eetch from Magic Bites
Fruits and Veggies Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies and Cornbread from A&J King 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Fluke from Red's; Monkfish from True Fin; Lobster Bisque from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Eetch from Magic Bites; Cheddar from 5 Generations Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm; Radishes from Langwater Farm; Shamrock Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King; Lemon Basil Linguine from Valicenti
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies and Cornbread from A&J King 

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Manicotti from Valicenti; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies from A&J King 

 

WHOLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Manicotti from Valicenti; Tofu from Heiwa Tofu; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Eetch from Magic Bites
Fruits and Veggies Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies and Cornbread from A&J King 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Manicotti from Valicenti; Tofu from Heiwa Tofu; Soup from Forge; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Eetch from Magic Bites; Cheddar from 5 Generations Creamery
Fruits and Veggies Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm; Radishes from Langwater Farm; Shamrock Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm
Grain - Cranberry Bread from A&J King; Lemon Basil Linguine from Valicenti
Special Treat - Maple Rosemary Cookies and Cornbread from A&J King 

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Fluke from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Fluke from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm; Radishes from Langwater Farm; Shamrock Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Fluke from Red's Best; Steak from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Pears from Kimball Fruit Farm; Arugula from Clark Farm; Onions from Kitchen Garden Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Lettuce from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm and Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm and Goranson Farm; Radishes from Langwater Farm; Shamrock Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm; Celery from Kitchen Garden Farm; Honeynut Squash from Brookford Farm


Recipes (MA)


Pear and Arugula Salad - Have as a salad or if you're getting a grain of the week, use to top on a pizza! Add in some caramelized onions and *chef's kiss*. 

Grilled Fluke - Get the most of your grill while you still can and fire up some of these! 

Monkfish Lobster Roll - I will never not share this recipe when we have monkfish available! 

Sheet Pan Tofu and Sweet Potatoes - You know how much I love a one pan meal! This is also a great recipe to practice with what 

Pork Chops with Beet Puree and Greens - Use your beet tops instead of chard and enjoy this super delicious dinner. 

Strip Steak with Radishes - Oh my Lordy this looks delicious. 

 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here

—Shannon


Maine & New Hampshire

Delivery dates: Saturday, 9/24

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Weekly Add-ons

Bread of the Week - Bialys from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Cheese of the Week - Moonchego from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Tomato and Basil Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Fruits of the Week - Strawberries from Fairwinds Farm, TBD from TBD
Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Crackers from Maine Crisps
Grain of the Week - Sesame Sourdough Baguette from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Mezze of the Week - Olive Tapenade from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Pastry of the Week - Blueberry Scones from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Sausage of the Week - Chicken Maple Breakfast from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Treat of the Week - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Farro Caesar from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

 

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Farm Jerk Sausage from Broad Arrow
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Broccolini from Goranson Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Popcorn Kernels from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery 

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Pescatarian Protein - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Skate from True Fin*
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Skate from True Fin*; Flounder from Harbor Fish Market
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Broccolini from Goranson Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Popcorn Kernels from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Farro Caesar from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Farro Caesar from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Potato & Cheese Pierogi from Juju
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Farro Caesar from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Potato & Cheese Pierogi from Juju; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest
Dairy - Stroudwater Tomme from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Broccolini from Goranson Farm
Grain - Herbed Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Popcorn Kernels from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pork Chops from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm

 

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pork Chops from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market
Dairy - Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Broccolini from Goranson Farm 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pork Chops from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Farm Jerk Sausage from Broad Arrow
Dairy - Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers Farm; Collard Greens from Dandelion Spring; Delicata Squash from South Paw Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lucky Tiger Tomatoes from South Paw Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Broccolini from Goranson Farm; Peaches from Uncle's Farm Stand; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing.


Recipes (ME + NH)

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions - Fall is here! As much as it sucks that summer is slipping away, it's a pretty magical time of year in New England. Better pork chop and apple it up.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Apples - Lovely autumnal side dish, right here. Use any greens, like the collards some of you are getting this week.

Sicilian Grilled Swordfish - Still wanna cling to summer? This'll do nicely. The sauce, called salmoriglio, is a Sicilian masterclass in KISS, keep[ing] it simple, stupid.

Skate Wing With Brown Butter - I know skate wigs some folks out but it is so dang tasty. And, like the recipe above, this is a super quick and classic hunk of dining, right here.

Pork Chops With Mushroom Gravy - There're plenty of variations of this sort of dish. It looks delicious and we've never done it before. That shall be remedied this weekend with the always lovely mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest.

Apple Butter - Dear god. Apple butter on toasted and buttered sourdough?

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.

 

—Joe