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Micro Radishes. Something new in the CSA box.

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Things like these micro radishes are the reason we love belonging to a CSA. Little surprises, of items we never encountered, except maybe in fancy restaurants once or twice.

My husband really loves radishes, so these little gems are radish taste on steroids. Really spicy and peppery. Perfect scattered on top of a salad, or as a bed for tuna. Tonight on a salad.

What else did we get from Lancaster Farm Fresh, the Amish co-op that supplies our CSA.

2 yellow straightneck squash – Outback Farm
1 pack microradishes – Eastbrook Produce
1 bunch sweet onions – Sweetaire Farm
1 head broccoli – Twin Pines Organics
1 bunch mint – White Swan Acres
1 bunch red beets – Farmdale Organics
1 bunch orange carrots – Freedom Acres
1 bag mustard – Organic Willow Acres
1 head escarole – Windy Hollow Organics
1 bag baby lettuce mix – Elm Tree Organics
1 bunch English thyme – Noble Herbs
1 quart new red potatoes – Plum Hill Organics

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Yes, asparagus is not on the list, but a half share member was there putting it in the swap box when I got there. I grow English thyme, so mine went in the box for those lovely asparagus spears.

This week’s box is showing us that summer is coming, what with the yellow squash and those gorgeous onions.

I like getting twelve items, of reasonable quantity. The beets will go quickly, and the carrots and the broccoli. I need to find something creative to do with the baby mustard greens. And, escarole. Not my favorite, but I will find something in the recipe blogs to use it up.

Field Day is this weekend. Most of the greens will end up in a salad I will be taking up to the site for Sunday lunch.

CSAs are gaining in popularity in this area. Currently, Sandy Spring, Breezy Willow Farm, Love Dove Farm, Gorman Farm, One Straw Farm, Zahradka Farm all deliver to the county. Along with Friends and Farms.

Check them out and let me know of others in the area.


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.

9 responses »

  1. I do enjoy your blog! Was wondering if you’d heard of Valley Havens CSA – a neighbor told us about it – apparently they’re in the Carroll Mill / Folly Quarter Road area. We haven’t tried them ourselves (we’re in our second summer with Breezy Willow). Maybe another addition to your list. 🙂

  2. From the One Straw Farm this week, we received strawberries, lacinato kale, swiss chard, white turnips, purple turnips, and two types of lettuce.

  3. I received micro radish greens from LFFC this Spring! They really spice up a salad.

  4. I’ve never received micro greens! Jealous —> green.

  5. Annie,
    Micro radishes sound so cool, so hip, so haute cuisine to me. I’d love to try some. I just read someone using escarole . . . but I saved up my blog reading for the weekend, and darned if I can’t remember which site it was on . . . it was in a meaty main dish salad though I don’t know if it was a seafood, beef, or pork as the meat.


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