Sweet Potatoes and More

weekly CSA produce
Look at all those radishes! Look at those sweet potatoes! And butternut squash! And oranges, too!

Our last CSA pickup before Thanksgiving always reminds us of how much we have to be thankful for; just one of which is plenty of healthy food, for which we thank all the people involved in growing, delivering, and distributing it. And, while those are three simple words, we know that they contain a huge amount of effort. For growing, it includes working in the fields in the heat of summer and chilly winter mornings. For delivery, it includes loading a truck full of produce (enough for hundreds of people), driving over 100 miles, then unloading at the other end. And, distributing involves helping with unloading, setting up all the food so people can move through the lines efficiently, answering questions, and just being helpful. And they all do it, week after week, heat, or cold, rain or wind, all for us. To which, we humbly say, “Thank you for feeding us.”

Our produce haul included:

  • Radishes (1 bunch) plus some more from the surplus baskets
  • Sweet potatoes (3)
  • Red LaSoda potatoes (4)
  • Onions (2)
  • Lettuce (1 head)
  • Basil (1 bag)
  • Butternut squash (1)
  • Navel oranges (3)

We already baked two sweet potatoes and the butternut squash for dinner. Some of the lettuce will be used for a salad on Thanksgiving, and, as always, the radishes have been trimmed and are sitting in cold water in the fridge for casual snacking — the radish greens are still up for grabs.

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