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Fall CSA Week 2, sort of

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Week One was canceled due to Sandy. When they can, we will be getting more items before the eight weeks are done.

Today we did get larger amounts of stuff. Not the variety, but the quantity was up. Sandy Spring Fall CSA delivered to Columbia for us to pick up today. Ten items.

Sandy Spring 2012 Fall CSA

The list:
2 large Leeks
2 Heads of Celery
1 Bunch Hakurei Turnips
1 Bag Sweet Cubanelle Peppers
1 Bunch French Breakfast Radishes
1 Bunch Collards
1 Thelma Sanders Squash
1 Bag Purple Carrots (almost two pounds)
1 Bunch White Scallions
1 Bag White Hamon Sweet Potatoes (almost four pounds)

The Thelma Sanders squash is a new one to me. It is an heirloom. I can’t wait to try it. And, the White Hamon. Such a great sweet potato. They will become something associated with Thanksgiving, like sweet potato casserole, or a pumpkin pie.

Plus, I really love the Hakurei turnips. They are sweet, and getting all those lovely greens is a bonus. Plus, celery with lots of greens. I may be making a pesto with the turnip greens, radish greens, celery greens, scallion tops, pine nuts, pecorino and olive oil. Sounds like a great meal for pasta this weekend.

Hmmm, carrots and celery. There are also a few onions left from previous weeks. And, half a TLV farm chicken in the freezer. Sounds like a chicken soup is soon to come, as well.

Loving all this fresh organic food.

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About annierie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

7 responses »

  1. There was a recipe for carrot, tomato & chorizo soup in the Wash. Post yesterday. It happens to call for carrots, celery & sweet potato. hm. Might be just the thing for early next week using some of today’s CSA bounty!

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  2. I also love those turnips. I even eat them raw. My favorite thing in your box this week is the leeks.

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  3. What a great score. Your produce looks lovely.

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  4. I love leeks! They are perfect for soup. I have never heard of a Thelma Sanders squash. Let us know how it is. And I’ve never been much of a turnip fan, but I’ve never had them anyway but raw or boiled, so I’ll be interested to see what you do with them.

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  5. That squash is pretty darn cool! Looking forward to hearing what it tastes like.

    Love japanese turnips. And the color of those carrots is so vibrant. They would be gorgeous roasted.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up :)

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