Potatoes, We Love Potatoes!

weekly CSA share
It’s not a bushel basket full of potatoes, but it is quite a few.

This week’s CSA newsletter announced an open house at the farm for CSA members. Farmer Frank has these at least once a year, often sometime in during the winter. He selects that time because it’s a little less busy on the farm, and, more importantly, it isn’t over 100°F. Without shade. After all, it’s a farm. We try to go to every open house (or open farm, perhaps), as it’s a great way to see what’s growing, learn a little about CSA farming, and, to us, most importantly, thank Farmer Frank and his crew for feeding us throughout they year.

A question for you: when was the last time you thanked the people responsible for the food on your table?

We think that the implications of that question sum up the reasons we belong to the CSA. As we start into our eighth year of picking up local produce at the CSA, we’ll celebrate the week with:

  • Navel oranges (2)
  • Red LaSoda Potatoes (5) plus another 5 by trading our dill
  • Braising mix (1 bunch)
  • Arugula (1 bunch)
  • Salad mix (1 bag)
  • Acorn squash (1)
  • Joi Choi (1 bunch)
  • Dill (1 bunch) traded for more potatoes

Some of the arugula already made it into a large dinner salad last night; as for the rest, well….

Update 22 January. The navel oranges: we peeled and ate those, and just this morning we had a few of the potatoes made into hash browns for breakfast. The braising mix was tender enough that we sautéed it up to have along with some brown rice for an easy lunch. The arugula and salad mix made several salads, plus we had enough to fill a couple of large sandwiches with enough green stuff to overwhelm a rabbit. Finally, we stir fried the Joi Choi with a garlic-sesame sauce and cashews — also a quick and easy lunch.

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