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Week 24 of the CSA with Alien Potatoes

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Yes, last week the potatoes were cute. This week a few of them were strange, and one was downright alien looking. The potatoes this week are purple majesty, one of my favorites. They make great chips, and with red and white potatoes make a very patriotic potato salad.

We can certainly eat the rainbow this week. If I add nuts, beans and grain to the menu, I have all the other colors represented here.

The list:
1 Bag Mixed Sweet Peppers – Maple Lawn Organics
1 Head Green Escarole – Windy Hollow Organics
1 Bag Purple Majesty Potatoes – Transitional – Family Cow Farm
1 Bunch Baby Hakurei Turnips – Echo Valley Organics
1 Head Bok Choy – Bellview Organics
1 Head Broccoli – Soaring Eagle Organics
1 Green Acorn Squash – Railroad Organics
1 Bunch Red Radishes – Soaring Eagle Organics
1 Bunch Leeks – Rolling Ridge Organics
1 Bag White Hamon Sweet Potatoes – Sunrise Ridge Organics
1 Bunch Red Scallions – Sweetarie Farm
1 Bunch Gold Beets – Windy Hollow Organics

As we get into fall, the box gets heavier, with squash and potatoes adding most of the weight. Loving all the peppers. I need to make chili with them. Plus, all the greens. Getting the turnips, beets, radishes and the escarole makes me think I need to make a soup. I love using the greens on these organic root veggies, as I know they haven’t been sprayed.

My other veggie here that I find interesting and quite delicious is the baby hakurei turnip. It is sweet, and can be eaten raw. A little seasoned salt is all they need.

Heading over now to link up with In Her Chucks, and get inspiration for what to do with my veggies.


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. Those white sweet potatoes are pretty huge! Love the pic of the purple alien potato. Your hauls always have such character 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!

    • Aren’t they humongous? This year we are swimming in potatoes. Must have been a really good crop.

      Only one week to go in “summer” CSA, then heading into the eight week fall extension.

      After Christmas, I will go onto CSA withdrawal. First time in 20 months with no delivery.


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