Season Update: The End is (Almost) Nigh
The Final Share of 2017: Garlic, Peppers, Greens and More

This Week's Share: Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Cardoons (!) and More

Clagett crew

Farmer Carrie posted this great photo of the Clagett crew taking a breather on a recent harvest day. 

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  • As a reminder, this is the penultimate share of the season. In other words, next week is the final week
  • Also, you may be ending the season with some produce you want to store during the winter. Here are some tips on that:
    • Store sweet potatoes in a cool place (but not as cold as a refrigerator). They'll last for weeks.
    • Garlic will store from now until February outside of the fridge, and even longer in the fridge.
    • For root vegetables like radishes and turnips, rip the tops off and store the vegetables in your refrigerator's crisper drawer; they'll last a month.
    • Peppers freeze very well. If you trim them and slice them before you throw them in a Ziploc in the freezer, you can then take out and cook just the amount you want to use. (They also freeze especially well once roasted in the oven.)


  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds peppers
  • 1 3/4 pounds total combination turnips + radishes + cardoons*
  • 1/2 pounds total combination eggplant + beets + chiles
  • 1/2 pound total combination greens + carrots + fennel
  • 1 plant, such as lettuce or an herb


*"What the heck is a cardoon??" you're wondering. Great question, you!  Cardoons are long, spiny stalks that look a little like celery and taste a little like artichokes. They're dense and tough, so most recipes call for slow-braising them, or first blanching or steaming them before you do something else, like saute or fry them. Here are a few good-looking cardoon recipes:



  • Chiles
  • Basil (Genovese, Holy, Opel, Thai, Lime, Cinnamon)
  • Sage
  • Garlic Chives
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Malabar Spinach
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Sorrel
  • Cilantro
  • Lemongrass
  • Stevia
  • Flowers (any flowers you see at the farm are fair game)

 That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 


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