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Heron Pond News 12/15/16

Posted 12/15/2016 9:06am by Andre Cantelmo.

Get Those Sprouts Up Before the Freeze!

Snug as a bug in a rug...or under a rug.

This week the artic cold will move in strong. We have spent most of the week making sure all your food will be safe from the cold (main reason that your newsletter is late). Now you don't have to fret negative 25 degree wind chill. Your food is safe with us.
Growing enough used to be the hard part. Now, it seems building areas to keep all the food is the challenge. We learn more every year. Two years ago we did not hard this bin stacker. Now, we could not live with out it.
We got the chance to hang out with a famous farmer this past week. Eliot Colmen has done so much for New England growers and wrote the first handbook we used to get started with winter growing. We spent some time going over the new tools at the "slow tools" conference at Stone Barns. It was lot's of fun and we picked up a few tricks that Heron Pond Farm will certainly use going forward.
See you this week!
Locally yours,


Parsnip Patties Recipe


3 cups shredded peeled parsnips (about 1 pound)                                               
1 egg, lightly beaten     
1/2 cup all-purpose flour      
1/2 teaspoon salt                     
1/2 cup honey, warmed                                                                                                                                                               


In a bowl, combine parsnips, egg, flour and salt. Drop batter by 1/2 cupful's onto a lightly greased hot griddle. Fry over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until vegetables are tender. Serve with honey. Yield: 6 servings.                                                
This Weeks Share

Winter Harvest
CSA Share 12/15/16

Roots in group one will be stuff like potatoes, beets, turnips, radishes. Roots in group 2 are rutabaga, gilfeather, and kohlrabi. 
                       Full                        Partial 
Brussels           1#                          1#
Onions             6                            3
Chard or
Kale                   1                            1
Carrots             2#                         1#
Butternut         2                            1
Bunch Tatsoi   1                            1
Roots 1:            4#                          2#
Roots 2:            2                             1


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