November 16th 2018

Box Contents:

1 ½ lbs Fuyu Persimmons
 (not certified organic)

1 bu Golden Beets

1 bu Sage

3 Pommegranates

1 Butternut Squash

½ lb Arugula

1 bu Curly Kale

Box Notes: We’re including some special items in this week’s box to help you celebrate Thanksgivings with your friends and family. We’re excited to share the (bunched) sage and our pomegranates. Rich fall flavors. We’re including a butternut squash in the box this week along hoping that you might enjoy making a butternut pie and let us know how it compares to the traditional pumpkin pie (many here think it’s even better). We’ll include a recipe below.

     The fuyu persimmons are grown by our neighbor Frank Espriella here in Guinda. They are not certified organic. He doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides but opts to not be certified organic as he has a very small persimmon orchard. The fuyu persimmon is eaten firm, like an apple, no need to peel the skin.

Farmers Market Tomorrow 11/17/2018: From 9:00am—11:00am tomorrow Riverdog Farm will be at the regular location of the Saturday Berkeley market (Center st. @ MLK) to fulfill orders for chefs, CSA members and others who have placed orders with us. We’ll also be bringing eggs and a selection of meat items, so please do come out to shop even if you haven’t placed an order.

Field Notes: Happy Thanksgiving from our farm family to yours. We are grateful this holiday season for your continued support and involvement in our farm as members of the CSA. As the light hours continue to diminish we are reminded that this is a time to seek warmth and light indoors. We hope our vegetables will fill your homes this week with the flavors and scents of the season.

Thanksgiving Delivery Schedule

Tuesday 11/20:

All regular Tuesday, Thursday (except Berkeley Farmers Market) & Friday deliveries

Wednesday 11/21:

All regular Wednesday deliveries

Saturday 11/24 & Sunday 11/25:

Regular market pickup.