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Soooo....What's in the Box?

Butternut Squash-  1 Large Butternut per member this week.  Butternut squash is probably the most popular and most favorite winter squash variety amungst most winter squash lovers.  It is very easy to peel with a potato peeler if you find a recipe that called for peeled and cubed squash that you love.  Squash will keep wonderfully well on your counter in your home for a month or two or more!  Do not refrigerate winter squash.  

Yellow Potatoes-  2# yellow potatoes per member.  The potatoes in general were not large this year.  Certainly there were some nice sized potatoes in the mix, but also some cute litte ones for frying or soups or however you like to prepare them!  

Celeriac Root-  These are the gnarly looking roots in your box with the greens still attached.  Celeriac root is specially cultivated variety of celery.  It is in the same family as celery and is cultivated so that the roots of the celery plant grow large and not the stalks.  The stalks and greens are still edible in soups or stocks or however you like to use them.  Celeriac root is best peeled.  It is white and dense on the inside like a potato but it has a celery flavor to it.  You can also peel, boil and mash them with potatoes and get a celeriac mashed pototo.  We like to peel and cube them into smaller cubes and add them to soups or stews.  Celeriac root will keep for months if you cut the greens off and store them in a plastic bag in the fridge.  This is an old root cellaring vegetable from way back!  

Rutabaga-  A fall treat.  Rutabaga is lovely peeled, boiled and mashed and served generously with butter.  Yum!

Red Onion-  Because onions go with everything!

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Romanesco-  3 pieces.  You may have received one of each.  You may have received 2 broccoli and a cauliflower.  You may have received 2 cauliflower and a romanesco or any combination of the three listed above.  These are true gems that make the Fall boxes a real treat!  

Eggplant-  A smaller eggplant for everyone this week, but we were thrilled to still have eggplant to share!  The season is coming to an end for eggplants and peppers, but we hope to continue picking them up until frost.  

Sweet Peppers-  3 each  The peppes didn't turn colors this week the way they have been turning due to the cooler weather we had last week and all of the rain and overcast weather.  We can hope for more dry, sunshiney weather to help ripen our peppers on the vine!  We picked them a little more on the green side this week so we had more to share with you.  We're hoping to contine picking peppers all the way up to frost-or the final Summe Share delivery, whichever comes first!

Lettuce-  2 per member.  We picked these in the pouring rain on Tuesday morning.  We did our best to wash them up for you, but they may be a little muddly still near the stem core.  We recommend washing your lettuce leafy-by-leaf to ensure you don't get any dirt in your salads!  Some very fun varieties of lettuce this week like green oakleaf, red leaf, or romaine.  Lettuce keeps best in a plastic bag in the fridge.  

Green Curly Kale-  Gorgeous bunches of curly green kale for everyone this week!  Keeps well in a plastic bag in the fridge!  

Jalapeno Pepper-  To add a little spice to your life!  Check out the Jalapeno Cheddar Celeriac Root Hashbrowns recipe below!  

Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper-  A bit less spicy than your jalapeno.  They coudl also be stuffed with cream cheese and roasted and topped with a little breadcrumbs and parmesan if your'e struggling to know what to do with them!  

Garlic-  To help keep you healthy as the seasons are changing.  

Recipes

 Celeriac Potato Hashbrowns with Jalanpeno and Cheddar

Jalapeno Popper Hash Brown Casserole 7b

Mashed Potatoes with Celeriac Root

Sheperds Pie with Rutabaga Topping

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Black Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

best blackbean butternutsquash stew