Thursday, October 8, 2015

This Week's Shares - Friday, October 9, 2015


Broccoli or cauliflower
Spaghetti squash
Choice of arugula or tatsoi
Choice of kale or broccoli raab

Macoun Apples
Asian Pears

Full and Half Shares





River Bend Farm November Meat Share

Our 2015 CSA season is nearing its end and Farm & Fork Society would like to offer MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS one last opportunity to purchase a meat share from River Bend Farm in Far Hills, New Jersey.

River Bend Farm Beef is all natural, pasture raised and high quality Angus which is naturally dry aged. River Bend Pork is of the Berkshire breed which is full of flavor and naturally tender and juicy. All the meats are antibiotic and hormone free.

Angus Beef Sampler Pack: 40 pounds of beef: 1/3 steaks that may consist of Rib-eye, T-Bone, Porterhouse, Sirloin, Tenderloin and Ranch (Chuck), 1/3 Roasts that may consist of Chuck, Rump, Round, & London Broil and 1/3 Ground Beef. (Reg. $425 - Farm & Fork Society $382.50)

Berkshire Pork Sampler: 35 pounds of pork that may consist of ham, ham steaks, chops, spare-ribs, bacon, 3 kinds of sausages and a pork shoulder. There will be no Scrapple in the Pork Sampler. (Reg. $275 - Farm & Fork Society $247.50)

Orders must be received no later than November 1, 2015. Please refer to the order form for details. Click here to download.

Pick up will be at the Farm & Fork Society’s Millburn location on November 20th between 12pm and 3pm.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Letter from John Krueger

Hi Folks, 

So after much premature hysteria we were spared from the wrath of hurricane Joaquin. We nevertheless received about 3 ½ inches of rain from 3 days of drizzle and occasional showers. This will be beneficial to most of the crops especially the brassicas and the root vegetables, but as previously mentioned will speed the demise of the tomatoes. Eggplant production has slowed down greatly and will likely only be part of the shares as an extra going forward. Beans are on hiatus for the moment but the plants are beginning to flower again and if it stays warm for a couple of weeks they should make a comeback. We have been sending summer squash to some groups over the last 2 weeks and we believe we will have enough this week for those who have not received any recently. We will begin the winter squash deliveries this week with spaghetti squash. Broccoli is still coming in steadily as well as white and Romanesco cauliflower, so everyone will see one of these. We have lots of greens for you this week; there will be choices among arugula, broccoli raab, kale and tatsoi. We are also doubling up on the root vegetables this week with beets and radishes. We will have carrots next week and some spinach in 2 weeks.

The share for this week will be: Lettuce, broccoli or cauliflower, potatoes, peppers, spaghetti squash, choice of arugula or tatsoi, beets, choice of kale or broccoli raab, radishes, endive and garlic.


Farmer John