As we do every year, we will be delivering double baskets prior to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. We will be giving 2 weeks worth of veggies in a single delivery, including items that store well. The schedule this year is:
We are growing tromboncino squash this year as an experiment. They are an heirloom climbing squash that can be used as a winter squash, but are usually eaten as a summer squash, prized for their firm texture. We got interested in them through the Culinary Breeding Network, an organization based in Portland, that encourages breeders, chefs and farmers to collaborate. Lane Selman, who started the organization, has Italian roots and has introduced several Italian heirlooms to area farmers. Tromboncini are delicious pickled. We have used them in several traditional Italian recipes, including a risotto and a simple soup of potatoes, tromboncino, pasta and tomatoes sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Here is the link to the adorable video we watched to teach us this recipe (the video uses cucuzzi, but tromboncini work perfectly): Cucuzzi with Zisolhouse
First off, we want to thank Polly, James, and Pumpkin Ridge for spreading the wild seafood word and reaching out to all of you who may be interested in joining our Kenai-Red Fish Company community. We first brought our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) to Portland 8 years ago. Each year we have grown and been able to reach more individuals and families like you, thanks to wonderful kindred spirits like Pumpkin Ridge. The past seasons working with Pumpkin Ridge have been a great success and we cannot wait to see how many more freezers we can stock in 2022!
Kenai-Red Fish Company is a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that proudly delivers high quality, long lasting, sustainable wild Alaskan seafood shares to households around the Portland area. Our fishing grounds is the Cook Inlet out of Homer, AK and the waters outside of Juneau, AK. By purchasing a share from us, your next seafood dinner is direct from the boat to your table.
Our vision is to bring our salmon to the tables of those who care about:
a direct relationship with their fisherman
sustainable fishery practices
support of a family owned small scale business
the origins and handling of what they eat
We have created a Pumpkin Ridge Salmon Buying Club where all of you can have a chance to stock your freezer full of our wild Alaskan seafood. We are headed up to Homer, AK to begin our 2021 fishing season at the end of June, and this is your chance to reserve your share of this year’s catch.
Time for red, white and blue potatoes! Some of our subscribers have mentioned that they don’t like the color of blue potatoes when cooked, so we experimented. The first picture shows the same variety of potato (All Blue) cooked in plain water (on left) and water with vinegar added (on right). I kind of like them both! The second photo is a portion of yesterday’s harvest.
We didn’t replant strawberries last year, so we will have a gap in home-grown production. Our friends at Blooming Junction have berries grown with organic techniques that we can deliver with your basket. They cost $3.50 per pint, $18 per half flat (6 pints), $34 per flat (12 pints). Please let us know your order by noon the day before your delivery. Thanks!