Lineage Farm CSA Newsletter #12


Now it's time to say Good Night
Good Night, Sleep Tight.
Now, the Sun turns out his Light
Good Night, Sleeep Tight…
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Lineage Farm CSA

August 22nd

week twelve!!!
(early 3 pm start in Poughkeepsie this week)

Brooklyn:
Saturday June 7th
10:30-12:30
at the
Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton Street, Greenpoint NY

White Plains:
Saturdays
10-12pm
at the
White Plains Presbyterian Church
39 N. Broadway

Scarsdale:
Tuesdays 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, and 8/26
4:30-7pm
at the
Hitchcock Presbyterian Church,
6 Greenacres Avenue,
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Poughkeepsie:
Tuesdays
 4-6:30pm
at the
Jewish Community Center
Grand Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY

Hudson:
Wednesdays
4:30 to 5:30pm
at
Sam Sutty's and Son
713 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534

This Week's Harvest:
Leeks!, Tomatoes!, Hooligan Squash! Eggplants, Peppers of various sorts, Carrots, Beets, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Herbs, and more!

Dear Friends, Neighbors, CSA Members

Done!  The very last transplants of the season are in the ground, and the greenhouse is officially transformed from the place plants start out their lives to the curing zone.  Garlic is already cured, with dry skin protecting the cloves.  Onions – Rossa Lunga (elongated red), Dakota Tears (yellow), and Cabernet (red) now deck the tables, necks drying down and skins curing.  Next up, all those tasty Delicatas, Acorns, and other small "Autumn" Squashes, piling in from the fields, and the season of squash will be rounded off with the larger Butternuts and Cushaws.

Sam had a long and fruitful week – and I'm not only referring to his enjoyment of pears and melons.  He just cut his two top front teeth, and he's crawling!  Amazing how in just a few days so much changes.  He is thrilled to have increased his mobility, though he's not going too far, too fast quite yet.  He also enjoyed helping us weed the rutabagas, fall cabbages, and collard greens.

The refreshing fall array of brassicas are now pushing up under the row cover – rows of arugula, hakurei turnips, and radishes will soon be harvestable.  In case I forget to include it in a future newsletter, look up arugula salad with roasted winter squash, it was a big hit with Jon's family last year. 

The gradual process of garden clean up has begun – Jon has mowed down several aging beds, clearing space for the over wintering cover crops.  We've spread rye and clover seed on a good portion of the garden, and will soon be spreading field peas and oats as well.  The grains, seeded heavily, will provide a goodly amount of biomass, and the legumes will fix nitrogen, and together they will smother weeds, adding up to more fertility and lower weed pressure in the future.

Who else is pumped about these celeriac?

Next week the assessor will check out that property we are interested in acquiring.   After that, we figure out what we will offer.  Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Dreaming sweet dreams,
Your farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Baby Sam

Leek and Swiss Chard Tart
ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large leeks (white and pale green parts only), coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 bunch Swiss chard, ribs removed, leaves chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

preparation

Roll out pastry on floured work surface to 12-inch square. Transfer to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Trim overhang to 1 inch. Fold under; crimp edges. Cover; chill.

Melt butter in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add leeks and thyme. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover; cook until leeks are very tender but not brown, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Add chard; saute until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.

Position rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 425°F. Whisk cream and next 5 ingredients in large bowl. Mix in cooled leek mixture. Pour filling into crust.

Bake tart 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake until filling is puffed and just set in center, about 15 minutes longer. Transfer to rack; cool 10 minutes.

SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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Lineage Farm CSA Newsletter #11


Morning has come
Night is away
Rise with the Sun
and Welcome the Day!
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Lineage Farm CSA

August 16th

week eleven
(4 pm start in Poughkeepsie this week)

Brooklyn:
Saturday June 7th
10:30-12:30
at the

Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton Street, Greenpoint NY

White Plains:
Saturdays
10-12pm
at the
White Plains Presbyterian Church
39 N. Broadway

Scarsdale:
Tuesdays 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, and 8/26
4:30-7pm
at the
Hitchcock Presbyterian Church,
6 Greenacres Avenue,

Scarsdale, NY 10583

Poughkeepsie:
Tuesdays
 4-6:30pm
at the
Jewish Community Center
Grand Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY

Hudson:
Wednesdays
4:30 to 5:30pm
at
Sam Sutty's and Son
713 Warren St

Hudson, NY 12534

This Week's Harvest:
Leeks!, Tomatoes!, Eggplants, Peppers, Lettuce Heads, Carrots, Beets, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Dill, and more!

 

Maple Syrup Orders have arrived.
Dear Friends, Neighbors, CSA Members

Summer nights are coming in chilly this year.  Sam's been wearing long sleeves and pants all week, and today I even closed our bedroom window for the chill.  Is it climate change, is it just an odd year, or even maybe it's both?  Seems like every year has been a bit "odd" since I started farming, and paying more attention than back when I was in a climate controlled office job.  So what is "normal" weather these days, anyone?

Late Tuesday evening, on the way back from Scarsdale, somebody side-swiped our van.  Luckily, no one was hurt, but our feelings (and pocketbooks) sure were when the guy drove off without exchanging any ID or insurance information.  That's twice in two years this van has been the victim of a hit and run!

On the up-side, if not also the odd-side, we just ate the first of our vine ripened winter squashes.  I've decided the better name for these earlier, smaller varieties would be autumn squash, especially with how autumnal the weather has been feeling these past days.  Just as the summer squashes are winding down and out, the delicatas and other smaller squashes come to bear.  I believe the varietal name of the one we ate is "hooligan," though it seemed no trickster or delinquent to me.  Quite tasty, actually.  We'll be harvesting those next week, and starting to send them your way soon after.  Still keeping the potatoes on the back burners, waiting for the tops to die back before we start digging.  Those tubers'll keep growing so long as there's green above ground, so hopefully that means we'll be unearthing some big beauties this year.

 You may have noticed, in the photos from last week, that we bought a new tractor.  No longer does it take two days, sore knees and a roughed up back to ready a couple acres.  The other day, it only took Jon two hours!  It drives like a dream, and has enough power not only to handle the tasks we need it to now, but should be able to handle the tasks we will be growing into in the years to come!

We have more transitioning news – and it's a big one.  We've been given one more year on the land we currently lease.  Jon's cousins are simply itching to be farming there themselves, again (they make hay).  We've got our eye on a lovely property right outside of Hudson, replete with barns (room for an indoor wash station/packing shed, electricity and plumbing!!!), a carriage house in poor/fairish condition, and machine shed, a pond, and some lovely vegetable soil.  We're busy working out how to pay for it – applying for a mortgage, a bridging grant, and to sell the development rights for a conservation easement.  Keep your fingers crossed for us, this could be a dream come true.

Wishing upon a star,
Your farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Baby Sam

“You did everything possible to bury me
But you forgot that I am a seed”

Dinos Christianopoulos, greek poet
 

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