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Hutten Family Farm Newsletter for Sunday Oct 28, 2012

     We picked the last few apples this past Friday which completes the apple harvest for another year. We will celebrate this achievement this week by harvesting beets, carrots, and winter radishes. I do not like alcohol much and I'm usually cranky so my celebrations often involve vegetable harvesting. It is very gratifying work to complete the seasonal cycle this time of year on various crops.
     We had a couple of killing frosts last week with temperatures dipping to minus three degrees on one night. Things like beans and eggplants and zucchini are completely dead now which is good news if you are tired of eating these vegetables.  There will be some vegetables in the boxes this week that may be new to some people. Romanesco cauliflower is a beautiful looking  (and tasting) addition this week. I also plan to add a kohlrabi which is an european vegetable similar to cabbage. Cress is a slightly spicy green (like watercress) which can be used in salads, on sandwiches, or cooked.  I have made a potato and cress soup before that was really good. The boxes should also contain more spinach, more carrots, and some fennel and apples this week. I have not had a chance to walk any of the fields this weekend but I'm sure I will find some other things to complete the CSA boxes.
     It looks like a few days of wet weather coming. Hope you have an enjoyable week.

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