Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Well Hello There September

One of our CSA members share this with us and we were over the moon about this campaign and its success.

So, we've decided to offer you all some inglorious vegetables this week. We have the last flush of cucumbers that taste delicious but are a little less than gorgeous. In addition, the red potatoes have not fared well and have some blemishes. They are both still edible and totally delicious. They will both be making an appearance this week on the extras table in the share room. They are both offered as supplements to the regular share.

In addition, its probably helpful for you all to know that when we have leftover produce, if it is glorious, we offer it for sale in our farmstand or to our wholesale customers. Every Monday, the Biddeford Food Pantry comes by to pick up whatever we were unable to sell either because of its inglorious nature or just an overabundance. The final resting place for produce that is neither appropriate for the CSA, sellable or donatable is our well fed pigs. Rest assured, we do our best to make sure nothing gets wasted here.

This week's share:

  • tomato
  • beans
  • carrots
  • onion
  • garlic
  • ground cherry
  • pepper
  • dill
  • spinach
  • eggplant
  • lettuce
  • turnip
  • potato
Ground cherries are lovely little husk cherries that are related to tomatillos and tomatoes. My nephew thinks of them as candy. They taste sweet, make a great snack raw and also produce a delicious sauce for duck or chicken when cooked or roasted. Enjoy!

This week's beans are a farm favorite: Dragon's Lingerie Heirloom snap beans. We all love them raw and cooked. If I ever have a band, it will surely be named Dragon's Lingerie. These beans can be used interchangeably with green beans.

This Friday, we have our capital A art debut with an installation for First Friday in the SPACE Gallery window. We will be transforming the window into a floral explosion, showcasing the way local flowers can draw a community together around ephemeral beauty. It's our way of saying thanks to our community with an offering of flowers. Come see us in action, grab a few stems for your hair, your desk, your lapel, and your lover when you are passing by and let's fill Portland with little moments of Broadturn Farm goodness.


  1. I can not wait for the husk cherries! I saw them last week when we were picking tomatillos and was hoping that they would be part of the share soon. I will be drooling for the next 24 hours.

  2. Hi there ! I'm a French organic producer and a regular reader of your blog. About the Intermarché "inglorious vegetables" program, I just wanted to mention it has only been tested in one store close to Paris for now. Let's hope we will be able to see the ugly vegetables everywhere soon ! I take the opportunity to thank you for sharing your experience as a producer. What you guys ar doing in Broadturn farm and in North America in general is a huge source of inspiration for us here ! Aude