CSA Week #20 (EOW Group #2)

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This Week's Harvest:

Leeks--One of my favorite vegetables!  Its 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

Celery--Sweet, tend and flavorful--we love fall celery!

Cabbage--Choice of red or green cabbage.  

Salad Mix or Arugula--A last installment of your choice of greens

Turnips: Scarlet (roasting) and White (salad)--A mixed bag of turnips.  The red are best braised, roasted, or baked.  The white ones are the sweet salad turnips you're familiar with.  Both store well in their bag in the fridge.

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

Brussels Sprouts--Not our prettiest, but they are delicious!

Yellow Onions--Basic cooking onions, they store well

Garlic--Now fully cured for storage

Sweet Red Italian Peppers--A little less color on these late ones, but the texture is great.  Have you chopped a few peppers for the freezer yet?

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

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

Beauty Heart Radishes--(in the carrot bag) These winter radishes are hot pink inside, crisp and a little spicy.  They actually mellow in storage and keep quite well in the fridge.

Lettuce--You'll receive one baby bibb and one dark red lettuce--either summer crisp or oakleaf.  

 

Storage:

We're getting into lots of vegetables suitable for storage into the winter!  Any roots (carrots, beets, rutabaga) and cabbage can be stored in a bag in the fridge for 1-3 months.  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 remain!  The cherry tomatoes are all done.

 

Recipes:

Winter Abundance Bowl (sub just about any roots and green vegetables!)

Quinoa with Roasted Winter Vegetables

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Arugula Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Feta

Confetti Coleslaw

 

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