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And So It is Fall

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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.

White Kohlrabi
Napa Cabbage
Bok Choy
White Cauliflower
White Radishes
Purple Top Turnips
Frisee (I swapped for Jerusalem artichokes)
Lacinato Kale
Broccoli Raab

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.


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.

4 responses »

  1. Talk to me about turnips. It is our turnip season and the struggle begins.

  2. I got a 38 ounce (without greens) turnip in the farm share Wednesday and made turnip chips out if it (baked at 350 worked better than 400) and scalloped turnips and capocollo (leftover from an antipasti tray). The flavor of the casserole was delicious, but it was insanely watery so not blog-worthy yet. Drained before saving the leftovers.

    That kohlrabi is making me drool.

  3. The share from One Straw Farm this week contained: swiss chard, kohlrabi, kale, collard greens, arugula, bok choy, delicato squash, and a very large sweet potato.


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