October 18th Delivery, Recipes, Partnerships and Planting Parties!

WHAT'S IN MY BASKET?

Eggplant 

*Carrots (ration)

-Read below to learn where these vegetables were grown

Fall Lettuce Mix (WASH BEFORE EATING! We do not wet the leaves during assembly to keep them as fresh as possible when being transported and delivered.  Water can create wilting.)

Cucumber

Spaghetti squash

Japanese yams

Rainbow chard

*Green onions (ration)

*Green beans (ration)

Dill

Mint

Pineapple Guava - native to southern Brazil, northern Argentina, western Paraguay and Uruguay where it is common in the mountains. The fruit emits a strong long-lasting perfume, even before it is fully ripe. The taste, a combination of pineapple and guava or pineapple and strawberry.

Star Fruit - native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The tree is also cultivated in tropical areas. The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually five but can sometimes vary); in cross-section, it resembles a star, hence its name. The entire fruit is edible. They may also be used in cooking.

Photo by Siena Beacham

Photo by Siena Beacham

Topped with a Capulin Cherry - native to Mexico and western Guatemala. The tree was introduced into California sometime after the mid-1920s. The fruit will keep under refrigeration for 4 to 6 weeks in an uncovered container. The ripe fruits can be eaten out of hand or made into jams and preserves, or even made into wine.

These exotic fruits, originating from all over the world, are easy to grow in San Diego's perfect climate.

*Ration = A limited amount was harvest this week

WHERE DID MY BEAUTIFUL CARROTS COME FROM?

Gracious Neighbor, Nancy, proudly presents her harvest. This week's carrots and eggplant come from her warm season crops. With two 4x10x18 boxes and two half wine barrels, her garden is relatively small proving you don't need a large space to grow food at your home. 

Gracious Neighbor, Nancy, proudly presents her harvest. This week's carrots and eggplant come from her warm season crops. With two 4x10x18 boxes and two half wine barrels, her garden is relatively small proving you don't need a large space to grow food at your home. 

Nancy has arranged a fall planting party in celebration of her 2nd season with The Neighborhood to refresh her garden, inviting girlfriends to grow their own food. Our talented farm hands will teach her attendees how to refresh her boxes and walk them though a step by step tutorial on vegetable gardening.

Interested in throwing a planting party of your own?  Email us at goodneighborgardens@gmial.com for information!

WE LOVE OUR PARTNER AND HER NUTRITION BASED FOODIE BLOG 

Torie, Nancy's daughter, has teamed up with Good Neighbor Gardens to help ensure customers, farmers, and families know how to utilize their local, seasonal, and organic fresh ingredients in their CSA box. Her customized recipes are a great resource for learning how to cook with our produce. Trust us when we say she's a pro.  With an education in both nutrition and agriculture, Torie has helped to run an organic farm, worked at a farm-to-table cooking school in Mexico, is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, studied natural medicine and metabolics. We're happy to have Torie on board as part of the Neighborhood!

RECIPES

We've selected 2 recipes from her blog http://www.skinnyfatkids.com to share with you this week! 

Sweet Potato Quiche - You can substitute the Japanese Yams in your delivery package for this recipe

Sweet Potato Quiche - You can substitute the Japanese Yams in your delivery package for this recipe

Click on this link to set up nutrition consultations, cooking classes or sign up for wellness workshops with Torie.  http://www.skinnyfatkids.com/connect/