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Fall CSA Week Seven

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.

Yacon

Yacon

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

Sandy Spring Fall CSA Week Seven

Sandy Spring Fall CSA Week Seven

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
OR
1 Bag Yellow Onion – White Swan Acres
OR
1 Carnival Squash – Elm Tree Organics
OR
1 Bag Red Beets – Farmdale Organics
OR
1 Green Acorn Squash – Elm Tree Organics
OR
1 Thelma Sanders Squash – Liberty Branch Farm
OR
1 Bunch Leeks – Meadow Valley Organics
OR
1 Bag Kohlrabi – Tuscarora Organics
OR
1 Bag Red Onions – Tuscarora Organics
OR
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.

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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!!”

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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.

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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.

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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.

5 responses »

  1. What are you going to do with the yacon? I read that in South America they eat it like a fruit?

    I made a white bean, spinach & smoked sausage soup with last week’s spinach. Really tasty. Need to do something with the butternut & carnival squashes I still have though. And now this giant Jarrahdale. I was hoping for leeks or onions but Steve said he didn’t see any.

    Plenty of color in this week’s box, that’s for sure.

    Reply
    • I saw a comment about fritters on a blog when I searched on yacon. I may try a fritter.

      As for the squash, breads and maybe another hummus.

      There were no leeks in the swap boxes. I was first to pick up. I grabbed the mixed fingerlings. The boxes held squash, turnips, potatoes, beets, bok Choy, and collards.

      I love the red and green kale.

      Reply
  2. purple kale has such a brilliant color! And yacon? thanks for introducing me…looks like a yam/sweet potato…

    hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for sharing and linking up…

    Reply
  3. Pingback: What’s in the Box? #56 « In Her Chucks

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