Fall CSA season, that is. The seven week fall extension of our Sandy Spring CSA began today. And not a squash or a potato in sight.
This is what we got.
Purple Top Turnips
Frisee (I swapped for Jerusalem artichokes)
The kohlrabi is the largest I have ever seen.
As for the add ons, I chose this fall to get free range heritage chickens, two every other week, for a total of eight over the season.
One will get roasted this weekend. The other will be put in the freezer for later this winter.
We also decided to try the bread from “A Loaf of Bread“. An organic bakery in Lancaster. They have a large number of specialties. Today we got a sourdough boule. Just the right size for us.
There are other add ons. Eggs, cheese. We passed on those. I like my eggs to come from Breezy Willow, and to buy local cheese when I go there or to England Acres.
As for some intended uses of my goodies this week, I have to dig out the recipe for the turnip, Jerusalem artichoke and apple soup I made a few years back. Found the blog entry.
Fall is soup season, and chili season, and stew season. The veggies we get work perfectly to create satisfying warm meals. Glad we got the thirty CSA members, to keep our site going until Christmas week.