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Theme: Hooray for the freezing cold weather!... huh?

Really cold weather, especially combined with a wet winter with little snow cover, can be great news for farmers. Why? Because it helps reduce pest populations! There are a couple pests in particular that are a problem for northeastern farmers. The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is high on the most wanted list. In fact the Stop BMSB website created by the BMSB Integrated Pest Management Working Group reads like an FBI crime bulletin. From the website: "The brown marmorated stink bug is a voracious eater that damages fruit and vegetable crops. Our team of more than 50 researchers is uncovering the pest’s secrets to find management solutions that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms." Note the wording around "management solutions," which means bug-zapping solutions without pesticides!

You've probably noticed the stink bug in your house and said "what the heck?!" You too can become a soldier in the war against the stink bug; fill a foil roasting pan with water and dish soap and put a light over the pan to attract the bugs in a dark room.

To learn a lot more go to Stop BMSB. They have a video series called Tracking the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug that gives crime show dramas a run for their money.

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Frozen Tomato Puree
Hepworth Farms (CO)

Frozen Tomato Puree Pizza time! Simmer up with some garlic and oregano, and taste the sweetness of summer. Add a little vinegar if you want to balance out the sweetness. Storage: Toss in the freezer.

Simple Pizza Sauce
Easy Creamy Tomato Soup
Easy Pasta Sauce

Frozen Blueberries
Lagoner Farms (OG)

Like little blueberry sorbet balls if you eat them frozen right out of the goodie bag. Throw in a smoothie or add to any blueberry baking recipes. Storage: Toss in the freezer.

Blueberry Muffins When adding frozen blueberries to batter, lightly coat with flour or corn starch before they thaw.
Blueberry French Toast
Blueberry Honey Sauce

Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

Nothing's better than Kenny Migliorelli's freshly harvested carrots... yes, we said freshly harvested! His team pulls them out of the ground even in the middle of winter, which means much sweeter carrots. Want the best carrot cake?!

Best Carrot Cake Ever
Roasted Carrots & Shallots
Glazed Carrots & Shallots
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

This farm provides us with living plants, so that your lettuce sticks around longer! Since it's a living plant you should keep the roots moist and in the fridge. Lettuce heads are a great way to put fresh salads on your table, and as often as you can. In addition to other vegetables, for a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, chick peas, etc. It's a choose your own adventure salad!

5 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides Salads and Sandwiches
utterhead Lettuce with Mustard Vinaigrette

Barber Farm (OG)

A member of the allium family, shallots are milder than onions or garlic. When slowly cooked, shallots become sweet. Toss with oil and salt, then cook in a warm oven until they soften. Shallots also taste great raw, especially in salad dressings. Try whisking together minced shallots, lemon juice, salt & pepper and olive oil to top a kale salad.

Caramelized Shallots
Shallot Vinaigrette
Pan-seared Chicken Breasts with Shallots
Simple Shallot Pasta
Sweet Shallot Dressing

Watermelon Radishes
Remembrance Farm (CO)

The most beautiful of all radishes! Crisp, firm flesh, with a slight peppery taste and almond-sweet notes.

Glazed Watermelon Radishes
Beijing Radish Salad
Sweet Pickled Onion Watermelon Radish Salad

Rainbow Winter Salad Mix
Crooked Carrot Farm (OG)

This is your time to shine. Make a killer winter salad! Here's a fantastic winter cabbage, carrot, and radish mix as a foundation. You can a
dd shredded parmesan, crunchy nuts, and a dijon-based dressing with balsamic, olive oil, and garlic or a standard mayo-based dressing. If you've got any apples, just slice 'em and mix 'em in too.

Cabbage, Kale, and Carrot Chopped Salad
Two-Minute Creamy Salad Dressing

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: None this week
  • Fruit: Stayman Apples from Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Feta from North Country Creamery (OG)
  • Bread: Organic Sesame from Bread Alone (CO)
  • Pasta: Spinach Fettuccine from Knoll Krest Farm (OG)
    (storage: use within 1 week refrigerated or freeze for 1 month)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)

Any questions?

Key for Growing Methods
  • CO - Certified Organic
    Farm uses organic methods and is certified.
  • OG - Organically Grown
    Farm uses organic methods but does not have certification.
  • IPM - Integrated Pest Management
    Methods used to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
  • FAM - Family farm
    Farm often uses organic and IPM methods but may also use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. As a general rule small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations.
  • All of our products are non-GMO!
    GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.

Veggie Guarantee and Tips!
  • Our Veggie Guarantee: If you have a quality issue, let customer service know! This is one way to reduce waste and cost.
  • Items are subject to change depending on weather and farm availability. 
  • Tip 1: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Tip 2: A dull knife conspires against you and slows you down. A sharp knife makes your food taste better, and look better too! NY Times
  • Tip 3: Any greens need to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag, and kept in the fridge crisper.
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