Today we got a little bit of every season in the CSA Box. We even got a bonus of two bags of broccoli.
This is what we got, and items I swapped.
2 bags broccoli florets
1 bag mixed green and purple peppers
1 bag mixed hot peppers (I swapped my cubanelles to get those habaneros)
1 butternut squash
1 bunch mustard greens
3 ears popping corn (I swapped green tomatoes to get this)
1 bok choy
1 baby bok choy
1 bunch tatsoi
1 fennel bulb
1 container micromixed greens
1 bunch scarlet turnips
The reason I say this box spanned seasons is the fact that there are peppers, a summer item. Greens, usually spring and fall. Squash from fall. Broccoli and popping corn, late fall. Fennel, spring and fall. Leeks, late fall and early winter. Turnips a winter staple.
I love getting popping corn. Drop an ear in a paper bag, and microwave for two to three minutes and you have incredibly fresh pop corn. Drizzle a little butter, add some seasonings, and you just created one amazingly tasty bowl of “movie” food.
We have one week left of our summer CSA, and then we transition to fall. For the fall share, we will get seven weeks of good food, to celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.