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The End of the Summer … CSA

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Week 25. The last week of the summer CSA from Sandy Spring. It ended with some really good stuff, although I am not sure what I will do with the rutabaga.

what Lancaster Farm Fresh gave us the last week

The list:

Bunch Celery (we got two bunches)
1 Pint Mixed Cherry Tomatoes (I swapped Chinese cabbage for a second pint)
1 Bunch French Breakfast Radishes
1 Bunch Baby Scarlet Turnips (OK, if these are babies, I want to see the big ones)
1 Bunch Green Mizuna
1 Head Broccoli
2 Leeks
2 Rutabaga
1 White Kohlrabi (humongous)

OK, this kohrabi is huge. It was interesting as the swap box was full of kohlrabi and mizuna. I must be weird. I love both.

kohlrabi and heirloom cherry tomatoes

As for the tomatoes, what can I say? My husband was eating them out of the box, until I made him take them over and wash them. Since they are organic, I don’t worry about pesticides, but they do need cleaning. There is nothing like a treat of tomatoes in October. These were probably green house grown. They still have oodles of flavor. They showed up in dinner tonight, along with a few of those lovely breakfast radishes.

As for the turnips, as I said above, if these are babies, wow. I found a recipe for winter root veggies with polenta. I will be breaking out the roasted corn meal this weekend. Stand by for pictures and recipes.

As the wrap up, I also am preparing a summary of what we got this summer. Here’s to many more happy years in CSA, and to the eight weeks of fall CSA still to come. Off to In Her Chucks to link up my CSA post.

The Peaceful Mom


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. Wow, that kohlrabi is crazy huge! Depending on where you are, the cherry tomatoes could well be field-grown — we get a second harvest here in October.

  2. Oh, I only wish we’d get October tomatoes.

  3. I have never had the pleasure of receiving a rutabaga in my box. But I did see someone link up a few weeks ago that mixed them in with mashed potatoes…

    Thanks for linking up and sharing your CSA goodies!


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