Week #10 Tuesday, September 10 – Friday, September 13, 2019

Spring Hill’s Fall Community Work Day Saturday, September 14, 12:30-4:30! 

We’ve got what looks to be a great day planned for Saturday’s Community Work Day on the farm. Work will depend on the weather. We know we’ll be able to clean up some garlic and we’ll be able to gather up tomatoes from the hoop houses. We’ll have to wait to see what the fields look like after the rain to make decisions about other work. In any case, there will be plenty of things going on around the farm. We’re pretty excited that Erin Link (who has worked here for the past three years) will be on hand from 1-1:30 to talk about the San Clemente goats she raises and milks. She’ll have her goat milk soap available for sale as well. Get here early to hear from Erin! We’re also planning what’s sure to be an informative and helpful discussion around cooking with what’s in your bag. Barry Vornbrock and Kate Kysar will lead a discussion that will be part presentation/part participation. Barry’s ready to share his basic cooking method that is both recipe free and recipe friendly! Come ready to learn and to share! That discussion will likely take place around 2pm. In addition Karen Melander is planning an activity for young ones.

As usual food will be at the center of our farm gathering. Soup making, bread baking and apple pressing will all be part of the day. We still need some volunteers to make it all happen. Look for an e-mail and sign-up for a slot if you’re able. Thanks!

 In Your Bag

Yellow Potatoes
Yellow Onions
last of the season!
Poblano Peppers (in the bag)
Sweet Red and Yellow Peppers
Roma Tomatoes + Pint of Salad Tomatoes
Collard Greens
Thyme bunch

Veggie Notes

Savor the last of the zucchini! Make a loaf of zucchini bread to freeze and enjoy in January! Or try the zucchini/tomato gratin recipe in the newsletter. We’re not sure how the Romas will do this coming week with all the rain and cool weather in the forecast. We’re hoping for another couple of weeks. In any case, we’re sending in a bunch. This week marks the end of the salad tomatoes . What a treat they’ve been this year!

Looking Ahead to Next Week

Next week will bring the first of the winter squash and the first batch of leeks. I think we’ll be able to get another week of cauliflower and those red and yellow peppers are coming in strong.

Spring Hill’s Harvest Dinner Saturday, Nov. 2nd!

Mark your calendar now for Saturday evening, November 2nd. We’ll gather and celebrate the season at Cabrini Church in Minneapolis. 

 Next Week’s Harvesters

Tuesday, September 17 – Anna Logan/Margaret & Ralph Hart, Erin Mohr & Jack McGrath Barbara Mohr & Nancy Albrecht, David Musielewicz, Blue-Koszalkas, NEED ONE!

Friday, September 20 – Kim & Dale Lampe, Veena & Arundhati Deo, Jeanette Raymond, Jess Nelson & Joe Slag, Brian & Mary Green