Our CSA takes a well deserved two-week break over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, so yesterday we picked up our last produce of the year. It is always amazing that we are able to get eight produce items each and every week, 50 weeks of the year. Partly that is due to our climate, but it is mainly due to the skill and dedication of our farmer and his crew. And for that we say, Thank you!
This week’s produce includes:
- Red La Soda potatoes (6)
- Eggplant (4)
- Swiss chard (1 bunch)
- Butternut squash (1)
- French Breakfast radishes (1 bunch)
- Hakurei turnips (1 bunch)
- Salad mix (1 bag)
- Naval oranges (2)
And we also brought home our bi-weekly goat cheese share and another dozen eggs to tide us over until the CSA re-opens.
With this mini-shutdown, we’ll have to start scouring for open farmers’ markets to get our fresh-veggie fix.
24 December update: We’ve eaten the radishes, just cleaned and soaked in water in the fridge. The turnips we had sautéed with butter, Swiss chard went into a chard pie, the butternut we had just baked with a bit of butter (imagine!), and the radish greens (yes, they are edible) and turnip greens are going into a batch of greens latkes. We still have a bit of salad mix and the eggplant left, but they’ll be gone soon.