Butterkin Squash

squash-butterkin It is hard to believe that fall is already here.  We are excited about a new variety of Squash that we were able to grow this year.  Only 300 farms in the USA received seed of this variety so we think we are pretty lucky.

The squash is called Butterkin.  It is a sweeter, pumpkin shaped squash that is creamier than a butternut.  It has a very nice, richly colored interior flesh.  It is also quite heavy for it’s size.

Tracy roasted ours in the oven and served it to the kids.  Erica (18 months old) ate 1/2 of a 4lb squash.  Tracy said she was squealing for more until she had her fill.  THAT is all the proof I need that this squash is a winner.

Available in limited quantities this year, it can be purchased directly from the farm or at:

  • Metcalfe’s Market West – Madison, WI
  • Piggly Wiggly - Poynette, WI

Our CSA members will see this squash in your share over the next few weeks.  Please let us know what you think of it!

Recipes available here: www.butterkinsquash.com

2014 CSA Signup

It is that time of year again.  Spring is almost here and we are finally getting some nice days.  We have been busy planting seeds in the greenhouse and getting ready for the upcoming season.

If you have not sent in your CSA form for the year, please feel free to download the signup form from our website under the CSA link at the top of the screen.  As many of you know spring is when most farms have their highest expenses.  Seeds, fertilizer, boxes, bins, repairs, propane for the greenhouse, etc.  Our CSA share members help the farm stay profitable and avoid loans in the spring.

We plan on bringing you many of the best fruits and veggies this coming season and hope that you will join us.  Above all think spring!

CSA Shares-June 13th, 2013

The 2nd week of CSA shares is here for the senior and Full Shares.  Listed below is what is included in this weeks box.
Pac Choi – Joi Choi
Pac Choi – Mei Quing Choi
Strawberries
Green Garlic
Garlic Scapes
Radishes
Salanova Lettuce - Red Incised
Fresh Basil – Full Shares Only
Asparagus - Full Shares Only

The cold, wet start to the season is FINALLY starting to seem like it is ending, although we still have a LOT of transplanting to do yet.  Any volunteers this weekend?  :)