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Winter CSA Week Two

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I am getting used to having someone drop food on my front porch. I like the delivery aspect of this CSA, even though winter food choices get a little boring, so to speak. Still, the meat choices are interesting, and I get eggs every other week.

This week I chose:
French Breakfast Radishes
Sweet Potatoes
Large Spanish Onion
Broccoli crowns
Grapefruit (the citrus comes up from a farm in Florida, not local but really appreciated)

The meat this week was a heavy pound of Italian style beef sausages. I promptly used them in my Dark Days meal on Sunday, which I will post soon.

I like getting the smaller 6 item share. I alternate what I get week to week. If I had the 10 item share, it could get a bit boring in the winter without many choices of fresh produce available.

The beef sausage are Pleasantville Beef, in Forest Hill MD. Angus beef.

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.

3 responses »

  1. In my opinion, there is nothing where the freshness stands out like locally grown broccoli. Looks like you have some. Enjoy.

  2. Looks like you’ve found a wonderful CSA! We are headed to Treuth’s in Oella this weekend to pick up beef & pork to make our own patties & sausage. I never realized how much we have in MD!

    • Victoria, this CSA is a good fit for winter, when we need eggs and meat.

      I do like our summer CSA better, though, for the variety of things that I can’t get around here, or that I don’t grow. I signed up again for Sandy Spring as they deliver to the Conservancy and I am there every week volunteering. I like Breezy Willow, but don’t eat lots of bread, and swap tomatoes for eggs with a friend who has chickens. I wish Breezy Willow offered an option without bread and eggs. But, I still buy lots of stuff from them at the Glenwood market all summer. They are right next to my favorite dairy, South Mountain, at the market, so I go to both in the summer.

      Let me know about Treuth’s. I haven’t been by there in years.



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