Week #11 Tuesday, September 17 – Friday, September 20, 2019

 Farm News

A big huge honkin’ THANK YOU to everyone who came to Spring Hill’s Fall Work Day and to everyone who worked to make it happen. It was an incredibly delightful day filled with good people, good conversation and good food. Cindy Hilmoe, Bob Wright, Kim Blue and Phoenix greeted folks as they arrived. The soup and salad crew, led by Sandra Haff and Kimberly Laudert served up a wonderful gazpacho and kale salad. George Socha, with Jessie Austin, turned out beautiful and tasty focaccia. Lou Ferreri, Kathleen Weflan, Carolyn Vandendolder, Michonne Bertrand and Augie took on the important task of pressing apples into cider – yum! Erin Link, with Bob’s help, brought Colores the goat to join her in her chat about goats. We were all charmed. Barry Vornbrock took the lead on a conversation about cooking with what’s in your bag each week. The word was, very informative! Anna Melander and family spread out a blanket and welcomed the younger set to make colorful noisemakers. Onions were trimmed and bagged to make room for winter squash, garlic was cleaned and lots of veggies gleaned from the field. Much appreciation to Jess Fischer, Sue Poore and Cindy Hilmoe for clean-up. Thank you all! 

 In Your Bag

Winter squashsugar dumpling
Yellow Potatoes
Yellow Onions
Roma Tomatoes
green bell, sweet red & yellow, jalapenos
Amara/Egyptian Kale*
Sage/Thyme bunch
*See Kristin’s recipe for this fall green or stir it into a curry or soup dish or saute it like kale with olive oil & garlic!

Looking Ahead to Next Week

Next week’s squash variety will be delicata! We’ll have more leeks for you, a savoy cabbage (we think) and (we hope) one final batch of Roma tomatoes. Look for more colorful peppers along with some shishitos and maybe some Rainbow Chard. 

 Schedule for the End of the Season

After this week there are three more weeks of vegetable deliveries. The weeks are as follows:
Week #12: Tuesday, Sept. 24/Friday, Sept. 27
Week #13: Tuesday, Oct. 8/Friday, Oct. 11
Week #14: Tuesday, Oct. 22/Friday, Oct. 25
Every other week shares, please note: If you are getting a bag this week (Sept 17/20), your next and final bag will be Oct. 8 or 11. If you are scheduled to get a bag next week, (Sept 24/27) your next and final bag will be Oct. 22 or 25.
If you have questions, please ask! 

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

Mark your calendar now for Saturday evening, November 2nd, 5:30-8pm. We’ll gather and celebrate the season at Cabrini Church in Minneapolis.

Memorial Service for Taylor Thron Mork

A memorial service for Taylor, son of Shelley Thron and brother to Gresham and Laya, will be held Saturday, September 28th at 11:00 am First Universalist Church. 3400 Dupont Ave S, Minneapolis, 55408 https://firstuniversalistchurch.org/ Some of you know “The Shelleys.” They sang at our fall dinner a couple of years ago. Whether you know them or not, please hold this family close.

Next Week’s Harvesters

Tuesday, September 24- Jane Mercier & Mark Taylor, Karen Abraham & Ray WiedmeyerGerri Barosso, Barb Wright & Paul Engstrom, Nance & Brian Longley
Friday, September 27 – Diane Clayton & Colleen Bell, Roger and Suzanne Dahl, Janice Kovala, Sophie Hunt & Matthew Nokleby, Jacki Betsworth & George Hunt