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Week Four Sandy Spring CSA Delivery to Columbia PickUp

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Week Four of the CSA. So confused with the storms and warnings, I put the wrong tag on the picture file. It is not week three.

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My weekly email arrived early this morning telling me what we were getting. Thankfully it was not raining at the time I went to Columbia to pick up my share.

Today your Full Share contains:

1 Bag English Peas- Chiques Roc Organics
1 Bunch Collards- Freedom Acres Farm
1 Bunch Garlic Scapes- Lancaster Farmacy
1 Bunch Cilantro- Noble Herbs
1 Bunch Chioggia Beets- Plum Hill Organics
1 Bunch Purple Kohlrabi- Rolling Ridge Organics
1 Bunch Red Kale- Maple Lawn Organics (OK, I swapped the kale for more scapes)
1 Head Red Romaine Lettuce- Chemical Free- Kings Produce
1 Bunch Asparagus- Coyote Run Organics
1 Head White Cauliflower- Sunny Slope Organics
1 Bunch Green Tatsoi- Red Fox Organics
1 Head Broccoli- Farmdale OR Organic Willow Acres

As you can see above, I was tired of kale at the moment and wanted more scapes to finish making pesto to freeze for next winter. This time I will be trying a new recipe. Scapes, cilantro and pistachios. More on that later this week.

Besides, I need pesto to take to the amateur radio field day next weekend. More on that later, too.

And, later tonight I might get the fire and storm post up. Can’t say it is boring here.

This week, though, I was thrilled with our CSA box. I have already used some broccoli, cauliflower and the red romaine for tonight’s salad.

My husband really loves getting those veggies that are perfect in salads. And, we are really thrilled to see the beets, the kohlrabi and the English peas. Oh, and asparagus for the third time. We can never have too much asparagus.

Plans? Kohlrabi and apple slaw. Roasted beets for salad. The pesto. Steamed peas with fresh mint from the garden.

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The herbs are getting quite robust, with all this rain.

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I also have ideas for things to do with the beet greens and the kohlrabi greens. There may be a frittata this weekend.


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.

7 responses »

  1. My herbs are looking good also but something is eating my sage up. Any thoughts? Have you had that happen before?

    • I asked around, and was told it could be slugs. It could be a type of bee that cuts out holes to use to make nests elsewhere. What are they doing? Eating the whole leaf or just making holes in it?

  2. I’ve been wondering what would be a good way to use kohlrabi greens.

  3. peas with mint…sounds amazing!

    thanks for sharing and linking up 🙂


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