Almost the end. Soon, it will be the first time in over 18 months with no CSA to provide us with veggies. It will be strange, not having that weekly email telling us what new and exciting things we will get. Like yacon. Never heard of it before today. Should be very interesting to cook.
The rest of the goodies:
1 Bag Yacon
1 Bag Red Garlic
1 Bag Red/Green Kale
1 Bunch Strawberry Popcorn — Which I swapped to get more fingerlings
1 Bunch Collards
1 Head Bok Choy
1 Bag Red Fingerling Potatoes
1 Jarrahdale Squash
1 Bag Mixed Turnips
1 Carnival Squash
The funny thing about this week was the uncertainty as the farmers have less to harvest. Some of the choices in the email went on forever, like this one.
1 Seminole Squash – Shady Brook Organics
1 Bag Yellow Onion – White Swan Acres
1 Carnival Squash – Elm Tree Organics
1 Bag Red Beets – Farmdale Organics
1 Green Acorn Squash – Elm Tree Organics
1 Thelma Sanders Squash – Liberty Branch Farm
1 Bunch Leeks – Meadow Valley Organics
1 Bag Kohlrabi – Tuscarora Organics
1 Bag Red Onions – Tuscarora Organics
1 Bag Chiogga Beets – Tuscarora Organics
We got the carnival squash in our box. I have to admit, I would have liked to have found kohlrabi, but not there. As for some of the other veggies, this is the second time for the large blue Jarrahdale squash. There will be pumpkin bread being made for gifts this Christmas. I now have six different squash sitting on the counter.
I also really love the kale this week. Look at these colors.
I see red and green kale chips in the near future. These little gems will be a treat. I always talk about eating by color, or eating the rainbow. This week is one that really stands up and says “LOOK AT ME!!”
As for using up last week’s haul, I just put the last of the spinach, and the romanesco, with some red fingerlings and parmesan chicken breast in the oven to slow cook.
A little garlic and scallions, some chicken broth, and drizzled with olive oil. In a few hours, a feast. Not bad for a Thursday night.