Week #16 Note from the Farmer — How to Use Celeriac, Celery Root Recipe, Butternut Squash Recipe, and Prune Plum Recipe

Dear CSA Member,

The weather has been cooperating nicely for us. It almost feels like another round of summer! This week we have been busy transplanting crops for the late fall season such as lettuces, kohlrabi, bok choi and more. We also have harvested our winter squash. With the warm sunny days, we have been having it made for a great week to harvest the winter squash. Check out our winter squash harvest on Facebook or Instagram.

Butternut Winter Squash will be in your share this week. Along with Celeriac and Potatoes. Try these great recipes below.

Butternut Squash: Peel your butternut squash with a vegetable peeler and slice in half, and scoop out the seed.
Try this Maple Pecan Butternut Squash recipe.
This tastes even better with a drizzle or Pumpkin Seed Oil, or Butternut Squash Seed oil. Maple Syrup, Pumpkin, and Butternut Squash seed oil are all available through the online marketplace.

 

Celeriac: Celeriac is a root crop that is used a lot in soups or stocks. Very strong celery flavor but, it is not the root of celery. This crop is grown specifically for its root.
You can also try this delicious Potato and Celery Root (Celeriac) Gratin Recipe.
To Peel Celeriac…

Cut off the top just under the stalks creating a wide flat surface to stand the Celeriac upright on a cutting board.
Slide your chef’s knife down the side of the root until all the skin has been removed.
You can slice or dice the celeriac according to your recipe.

 

Prune Plum Recipe: Italian Plum Torte

Enjoy!

Best,
Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

**UPDATE**

Due to the rainy spring we have had the butternut squash will not hold as long as usual.  Please use as soon as possible. 
Fruit Share Members – This week you will be getting prune plums.  They are a cooking plum and are tart to eat fresh.  Below are a few links with recipes on how to use the cooking plums this week.  Enjoy!
Plum Conserve – Click Here (Great to spread on toast)

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