Licking Creek Bend Farm is located at 28 Donahoe Lane, Needmore, PA 17238. Growers Michael and Esther Tabor grow a variety of fresh, certified naturally grown, produce for sale at area farmers’ market and their CSA. One share feeds a family of 4 or 2 people who eat a lot of vegetables. There are several CSA pick-up sites: Adams Morgan (Saturday between 10:30am and 1pm at 18th St & Columbia Rd); Gaithersburg at NIST (Tuesdays between 10:30am and 1pm); Bethesda at NIH (Tuesdays between 10:30am and 1pm); and Brookland Metro Station – under bridge (Tuesdays between 3pm and 7pm). Licking Creek Bend Farm offers the following seasonal shares:

  • June-July (9 weeks for $315 or $35/week)
  • August-September (9 weeks for $315 or $35/week)
  • October-November (9 weeks for $315 or $35/week)

We joined for the Oct-Nov share. Here’s what we received and did with our bounty of produce…

WEEK 1 | Saturday, October 3, 2009

PRODUCE | 1 quart of purple and green beans, 5-7 hot peppers, various colors, 3-5 sweet peppers, various colors, 1 medium head of bok choy, 1 medium bunch of collard greens, 1 large butternut squash, 3-4 potatoes, 1 bunch of radishes, 4 tiny bosc pears, 2 red delicious apples, 2 golden delicious apples, 1 bunch of green kolrahbi

RECIPESFall Vegetable Stew with Lemon Thyme BiscuitsRoasted Vegetable Enchiladas SauceSpaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices, Raisins, Swiss Chard & Okra

WEEK 2 | Saturday, October 10, 2009

PRODUCE | 3 ears of decorative (not-edible, but very pretty) multi-colored corn (purple, yellow, white, red-organge); 1 medium acorn squash; 2 apples (red delicious and golden delicious); 2 medium Bosc pears; 2 small Bartlett pears; mixture of hot peppers – including one habanero, several jalapeno, and some long red ones; 1 small kohlrabi; several red, green, and yellow green bell peppers; 1 small bunch of red/green swiss chard; 3 medium/large white potatoes; 1 quart fresh apple cider; 1 small red cabbage; 1 medium nappa cabbage

RECIPESCarrot Ginger SoupRoasted Autumn Vegetables, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri Sauce,Mexican Lentil Stew with Cornbread

WEEK 3 | Saturday, October 17, 2009

PRODUCE | 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch arugula, 1 head broccoli, 1 bunch turnips, 1 pint tomatillos, Assorted sweet peppers (red, yellow, purple), Assorted hot peppers, 5 medium potatoes, 4 apples, 1 pear (this turned out to be a quince), 1 small butternut squash, 1 decorative gourd

WEEK 4 | Saturday, October 24, 2009

RECIPES | Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Tomatillo & Cilantro SalsaApple CakeAutumn Vegetable Pot Pie

WEEK 5 | Saturday, October 31, 2009

PRODUCE | 1 liter of apple cider, 1 acorn squash, 6 red apples, 2 green apples, 3 pears, 4 sweet potatoes, 1 butternut squash, 2 turnips, 1 bunch Tok Choy (similar to Bok Choy and to be used in the same way), 1 bunch spinach, 1 bunch arugula, 1 small green cabbage

RECIPESMultigrain Pancakes with Apples, Raisins and Maple SyrupIndian Chai TeaEastern European Beet Stew and Baba’s PierogiesMoroccan Chickpea Curry with CouscousChive Cream Cheese Sandwiches with Arugula & Apples

WEEK 6 | Saturday, November 7, 2009

PRODUCE | 1 large head of cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, 2 bunches of bok choy, apples, Bosc pears, cabbage

RECIPES | Eastern European Beet Stew and Baba’s PierogiesCider Braised Chicken and Cabbage with Mashed Potatoes

WEEK 7 | Saturday, November 14, 2009

PRODUCE | 1 large head of cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, bok choy, tat soi, apples, Bosc pears

RECIPES | Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower, Potatoes, Pesto & Bok ChoyIndian Cauliflower Curry with Mint Cilantro Chutney

WEEK 8 | Saturday, November 21, 2009

PRODUCE | broccoli rabe, tatsoi, kale, brussel sprouts, apple cider, apples, bosc pears, potatoes, romaine lettuce

RECIPES | Roasted Tomato Bean SoupPasta with Chickpea Garlic Sauce, Broccoli Rabe & TatsoiGreen Beans & Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Shallot ButterCranberry-Apple Streusel Crisp

WEEK 9 | Saturday, November 28, 2009

PRODUCE | 7 apples (2 Albemarle Pippin, 2 Gold Rush, and 3 Winesap Stayman), 4 Bosc pears, 1/2 gallon unpasteurized apple cider, 1 medium bunch collard greens, 1 medium bunch pak choi (also called bok choy), 1 medium bunch kale, 1 stalk of brussel sprouts, 1 head of romaine lettuce, 1 small head of frisee lettuce, 4 small turnips, 4 medium Russet potatoes