Wow! And the Greens Kept a-Coming

weekly CSA share
This is the year that the lettuce never stops.

One of the things about joining a CSA is that you share in the success (or possibly failure) of the farm. Basically, as they say, “You pays yer money, and you takes yer chances.” So we pay up front, and we never know exactly what we’ll get, or how much. We’re lucky, because we have a very skilled farmer and crew, so we rarely have too little in a share; however, it does seem as if, every season, we end up with an abundance of one crop or another. This year, it’s lettuce. Fortunately, we love eating fresh salads, so those heads of lettuce just disappear.

This week we picked up

  • Lettuce (2 heads)
  • Green garlic — traded for more chard
  • Swiss chard (1 bunch)
  • Red LaSoda potatoes (7)
  • Carrots (1 bunch)
  • Purple-top turnips (1 bunch)
  • Curly kale (1 bunch)
  • Spinach (1 bag)

And as a bonus, an I’itoi onion start (we’ve tried growing these local bunching onions before, so maybe this time’s the charm).

Update 19 March. The lettuce went into salads — eight altogether — along with a few carrots and a couple of turnips. One night, we had steamed chard with red potatoes on the side for dinner. With the spinach, we made up Green Pasta and still had plenty of spinach for a side. The curly kale? Well, we tried something new, making a Kale salad with Lime Dressing, which will show up soon as a new post.

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