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Week Six of the Fall CSA

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Abbondanza! That Italian word for abundance. Richness. Copious amounts. In other words, our CSA box this week.

Sandy Spring Fall CSA 2012 Week Six

Sandy Spring Fall CSA 2012 Week Six

Here is the list.

Romanesco Cauliflower
1 Bag Purple Carrots (over a pound)
1 Bag Broccoli (incredibly fresh)
1 Bag Fingerling Potatoes
1 Bag Spinach (over a pound)
1 Quart Mini Dwarf Bok Choy
2 large Leeks
1 bag yellow onions (out of the swap box)
1 Bag Red Potatoes
1 Seminole Squash

I gave back a Napa Cabbage to get onions. With the venison coming, I needed onions to make chili. The Romanesco is one of my favorite items. It has a nutty flavor. I love roasting it in the oven with Indian spices and drizzled with butter.

Romanesco cauliflower

Romanesco cauliflower

As for the broccoli, this isn’t all of it. I must have grabbed and eaten three or four crowns as I was emptying them out of the bag. Nothing as sweet as fresh veggies, one day out of the fields.

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Now, the spinach as well. I had too much to fit in the spinner. Had to do it in two batches. I decided to leave some out to have for dinner with some sockeye salmon. My husband came home and started eating it right out of the colander. It is sweet, tender, packed full of nutrients. Yes, we are weird. We snack on fresh veggies like they are candy or fruit. There was 17 ounces of organic spinach in the bag. I bought organic baby spinach last weekend as I wanted salad greens. They cost me $4 for five ounces. Today we got at least $12 worth of organic spinach.

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My husband is also very happy, as we got fingerling potatoes. These little gems are such a treat. Parboil them first. Pop them in a pan with some butter, rosemary, garlic and salt and brown them. They are so good this way. They will be part of dinner tonight as well.

Heading over to In Her Chucks to link up. Not as many of us have fall and winter CSAs but there is still a ton of goodness being delivered from local farmers to those of us who love fresh food.


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.

4 responses »

  1. Wow your CSA basket looks so amazing. After graduating college I moved home with my parents and I have been trying to convince them to participate in a CSA. Maybe some of your posts will help to convince them 😉

  2. So jealous! Everything looks wonderful!

  3. The next time I get Romanesque Cauliflower I will try roasting with Indian Spices as you suggest. That would be beautiful!

    I am very jealous of your broccoli. That is a far easier sell to my kids than all the greens I’ve been putting in everything…

  4. Gorgeous haul! Everything looks delicious. I have never tried Romanesco Cauliflower before, but it sure does look cool.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!


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