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Henrieka Farm Center CSA Basket #9

The basket items are as follows:

  • Carving Pumpkin (thanks to a purchase from Amish farmers in Fort Plain NY)

  • Onion

  • Garlic

  • Greens

  • Flowers

  • Ground cherries (group b)

  • Vanilla sugar

Sauté Greens


Bunch of greens washed and chopped

1 Onion

2-4 cloves of garlic

salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp Olive oil

1 tbsp butter


  1. In skillet heat olive oil, add chopped onions, sauté for a minute or two, add chopped garlic and sauté until both onion and garlic are tender.

  2. Add chopped greens and heat until tender. Add butter salt and pepper to finish.

  3. Optional, after adding the greens add 1/2 cup good red wine.

Ground cherries

These sweet little gems are related to the tomato but you would never know. They grow in husks and ripen to be a golden little sphere. The taste is always unique.

Just be sure that the fruit is YELLOW before eating. Do not eat a green fruit.

Vanilla sugar

Infused with fresh, grade A Madagascar vanilla beans, this sugar is made right here at Henrieka and is exceptional sprinkled on toast or to finish off a warm drink.

The Amish Auction

Some people find joy and relaxation in spa treatments or girls nights out. While I do enjoy those pleasures in life, one of my favorite activities has quickly become driving out to Fort Plain, New York and participating in the summer produce auctions. The most recent trip was a long day, FULL of tomatoes and pumpkins. We were successful in getting a bunch of vegetables to preserve for the family along with beautiful mums and pumpkins for fall decor. I love having these available to the patrons of the farm but unfortunately I'm not set up to grow en'mass fall items. This also humbles and reminds me that I can not do it all! It takes community every step of the way.

I've included a nice carving pumpkin for your families with this basket. Meanwhile, the farm stand (corner of Thompson lake and Thatcher Park roads) is being stocked with colorful decor pumpkins, more carving pumpkins and potted mums. It is on an honor system and we would be grateful if you shared with those you know!

Autumn is here! Enjoy the cool dry days. Have some apples and get ready for pumpkin carviing.


What's Happening on the Farm
-penned by Brittni

I have come to love fall more deeply as of late and am amazed at all that this season gives to us and does for us.

I leave you with the simplicity of this.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


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