It’s been a long time coming, but our last CSA week is upon us at last. I would be a little sad, except that I’m continuing with a fall share that begins next week, so I’ve got 6 more weeks of goodies coming my way. If you are one of the 2 dozen or so joining us for the fall share, you probably share my enthusiasm. For our final week we have red cabbage, beets, cherry tomatoes, green onions, more apples, and, as a surprise, celeriac. If you aren’t familiar with celeriac, another common name is celery root. It is a large rooty vegetable that tastes like celery but has a texture more like potatoes. Try it roasted with potatoes, carrots, beets, and garlic. Or slice it thin and alternate it in a pan with potatoes for scalloped celeriac potatoes. I think that’s how I’m going to prepare it–with blue cheese. Mmmmmmm…
One final note: they forgot to send us the cheese for those of you with cheese shares, so you’ll be toting home extra veggies as a substitute. Sorry about that little mishap! Why do those sorts of things always happen at the end?!
I hope you have enjoyed your summer share and if you aren’t joining us for the fall, we hope to see you again next summer!
Mixed hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, cilantro? I think a salsa will appear from this week’s share. Or maybe some jalapeno poppers? Hmmm, so many decisions. And eggplant! I will be making eggplant in garlic sauce with this eggplant. The apples will probably get turned into applesauce. I just picked some apples from a neighbor’s tree last weekend and made little hand pies and fruit leather with them. So good!
What a beautiful, colorful share this week! Enjoy, everyone!
One of the most exciting weeks of the year for us at the CSA is watermelon week. It means summer is officially here in fine food form. And this is one heck of a share this week to boot: cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, sweet onions, and basil. I think I might have to make salsa!
We’ve had a few folks already ask if we are going to offer a fall share again this year. We are! We are going to offer a 6 week share beginning immediately after the summer share, so that will take us up to the week of Thanksgiving (October 20 – November 24). Last year we were able to get pie pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, and other Thanksgiving-y items and we plan to do the same again this year. Of course, it all depends on what’s available, but we usually do pretty good in that department. We’ll start signing people up next week, so bring your checkbooks with you to the pick up!
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