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For Tuesday January 31st

Posted 1/27/2017 11:34am by Natalie Kujala.

So, we here at Tuscarora have some good news and some bad news, and luckily more good than bad! I’ll start with the bad news so that I can end with the good. The bad news: our office has been without heat since LAST FRIDAY! Luckily, this week has been relatively mild, so we’ve haven’t lost any fingers or toes due to frostbite. Today is a bit of a different story, and our space heaters just don’t seem to be cutting it. We are all huddled in winter coats and bulky sweaters, trying to stay warm though mug after mug of coffee. Okay, enough of that, the GOOD news: we should be getting a new heating system that will be a better setup for us, and will be much more efficient! The EVEN BETTER news: Emily had her baby!! A BEAUTIFUL baby boy named Max. Of course we are all beyond excited, and are scheming ways to set up a nursery right in the office. I suggested building a crib right under my desk; Emily didn’t exactly go for that. ANYWAYS, congratulations to Emily and her newly expanded family!  

HIGHLIGHTS:  

MAPLE SYRUP: As a reminder, our maple syrup supplier is hoping to move more syrup. Though we only have a couple of options listed, please let me (Natalie) know if you’re interested in a particular kind (dark, golden, amber) or pack (gallons, quarts, pints). We ask that you let us know a few days before your delivery day, so that we can give the grower enough time to pack your case! The syrup is sold only by the case (4 x 1 gallons, 12 x 1 quarts, etc).  

CELERIAC: New Morning Farm, right up the hill from the cooperative, has a wonderful supply of this flavorful root veggie. I love adding celeriac to soups and roasted vegetable dishes, but my all-time favorite is a cheesy celeriac mash made by one of New Morning Farm’s very own apprentices, Stephanie. She opened my eyes to the diverse nature of this vegetable.  

LONG ISLAND CHEESE SQUASH: Now that we are at the tail end of our butternut supply (we only have #2s available), we are hoping this will give the Long Island Cheese Squash the spotlight. Don’t let the size of these squash deter you, as they are delicious baked, especially in pies!    

MIXED COLOR CARROTS: Daniel Beiler of Sunny Ridge Farm grew a beautiful crop of mixed color carrots, which certainly add bursts of color to any dish. Baked, raw, steamed, or stewed, carrots are certainly a delicious winter staple.  

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK.   PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farm – Elba, New York

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