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Why I Like This CSA

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Week Six. It’s the unusual veggies that make my day, when the email comes and things like this are in the list.

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Fava Beans. Something you rarely see around here. I have a great recipe for grilled halloumi with fava beans and mint. It will be part of dinner tomorrow night.

The Complete List:

1 pack microradishes – Eastbrook Produce
1 bag green beans – Healthy Harvest Organics
1 bag fava beans – Bellview Organics
1 bunch chioggia beets – Plum Hill Organics
1 bunch blue hyssop – Lancaster Farmacy (swapped)
1 bag white cucumbers – Liberty Branch Organics
1 bunch carrots – Red Fox Organics
1 bunch sweet basil – Noble Herbs
1 head broccoli – Organic Willow Acres
1 slicing cucumber – Valley View Organics
1 bunch red kale – Sunny Slope Organics
1 bunch fresh red onions – Windy Hollow Organics

The total package:

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I also love the white cucumbers. A treat we get once or twice a summer. And, those microradishes. And, that lovely bunch of very fragrant basil.

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I am tempted to try and make pickles with the white cucumbers, but they are so good and so crunchy that they won’t make it into the pickling crock. I still have a week or two for my planted pickling cukes to produce. Lots of greenery and yellow blossoms, just a few tiny cukes out there.

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Transitioning from spring veggies to summer ones, and anticipating those first tomatoes. Tomorrow I will be putting together a post about what I have been doing with the CSA veggies, and maybe have pictures of my first garlic harvest. I think the garlic is ready to be dug out of the ground.

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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. From the One Straw Farm CSA, this week we received yellow squash, lettuce, kohlrabi, cabbage, mizuna, cauliflower, garlic scapes, and turnips. 🙂

  2. Aw, you’re reminding me of the white cukes from Blenheim in VA! I liked them, and the composting pigs liked the ends.
    My garlic has been harvested, large heads saved, and the rest roasted and sitting in the freezer as I type. Last year I was so gung ho I kinda forgot the whole ‘save the biggest cloves’ part and so the size of the heads this year compared to last is . . . decidedly smaller. Luckily I missed harvesting one plant last year, which popped up in the former garlic bed, so I have a massive head to start off the planting in the fall.

  3. Hmmm, white cucumbers? We have lemon cucumbers (about which I may have to blog soon). Are they the same?


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