CSA Week #19 (EOW Group #1)

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This Week's Harvest:

Leeks--One of my favorite vegetables!  It's mellow, buttery onion flavor is wonderful in just about any soup, or in a quiche or egg tart.

Potatoes--A mix of red and yellow from our fellow farmers at Driftless Organics

Celeriac--Celery root is an intimidating vegetable, but take a knife to carve back the gnarly skin and you have a flavorful white root for soups and stews.  It's also nice grated with other roots for a raw salad.

Kohlrabi--Our fall crop is sweet and crisp, great for a raw snack with hummus or sliced into salad.

Spaghetti or Butternut Squash --Spaghetti squash can be halved and roasted, them forked out in threads for a delicious pasta alternative.  Butternut can be cubed for curry, roasted in haves, or boiled for soup.  It's very versatile!

Kale or Chard--Your choice of cooking greens.  Both freeze very well!

Salad Mix--Our spring mix is back for the fall.

Beets or Rutabaga--Your choice of roots.

Sweet potatoes--A small bag from our very disappointing crop this year.  A late start and cool summer temps resulted in very small potatoes.  Bummer!

Brussels Sprouts--Finally!  We watch these plants grow over a long season, and we're finally ready to pick them!

Yellow Onions--Basic cooking onions, they store well

Garlic--Now fully cured for storage

Sweet Red Italian Peppers--Carmen are long sweet red peppers--a reliable producer in a cooler summer like this one. 

Delicata or Honey Nut Squash--Both very sweet, personal-sized squash.

Carrots--Smaller carrots this week, great for little snackers or roasting whole.

Lettuce--You'll receive one baby bibb and one dark red lettuce--either summer crisp or oakleaf.  Fall lettuce is the best!

 

Storage:

We're getting into lots of vegetables suitable for storage into the winter!  Any roots (carrots, beets, rutabaga) can be stored in a bag in the fridge.  Sweet potatoes, squash, onions, and garlic can be stored on your counter or another dry ambient space.  Greens, as usual, can be stored up to 2 weeks in the fridge in a bag.

 

This Week's U-Pick:

Just herbs and cherry tomatoes remain!  

 

 

Recipes:

Celeriac Soup with Bacon

Hearty Potato Kale Soup with Sausage

Stuffed Winter Squash

Brown-Roasted Rutabaga Wedges

Spaghetti Squash "Cacio E Pepe"

 

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