Fall CSA 2018 Week 7

In the box this week (from upper left corner, clockwise): Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, joi choi, red leaf & romaine lettuces, tatsoi, sweet peppers, spicy salad mix, mustard greens, assorted mushrooms, cilantro, dragon radish (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week): spicy mix, cilantro, mushrooms, red leaf lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): romaine, tatsoi, mustard greens, peppers, joi choi
Store very well (a month or more): radishes, squash, sweet potatoes

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

All aboard for an array autumnal abundance! We hope you enjoy this week’s selections. While we don’t grow sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and butternut squash ourselves, some of our favorite local (and USDA certified organic) growers do! Your sweet potatoes and squash are from Land’s End Farm in Chestertown and, as usual, the mushrooms are from Mother Earth in Landenberg, PA. You will find a mix of shiitake and baby bella (AKA crimini) mushrooms in your share. Sweet potatoes and butternut squash prefer to be stored between 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit, so look for them in addition to your box. If you pick up at the garden center, they will be in the farmstand. At other CSA pickup locations, we will stash them nearby.

Happy eating!

CSA Fall 2018 Week 6

In the box this week (from upper left corner, clockwise): Curly kale, dragon radish, cilantro, yellow onions, spicy salad mix, joi choi, assorted hot peppers, hakurei turnips, kohl rabi; not shown here – white button mushrooms (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week): spicy mix, cilantro, mushrooms
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): kale, peppers, joi choi
Store very well (a month or more): turnips, radishes, onions, kohl rabi

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

Kohl rabi has arrived! The translation of this versatile veg means cabbage root, and it is delicious raw, pickled, grilled, steamed, sautéed, grated, you name it! Try the leaves, too! They are tender and mild. We prefer to peel our kohl rabi bulbs, then they can be used however you’d like.

Watch out for those spicy peppers! The largest are poblano, and they are the mildest. The small peppers are SUPER hot. Peach ghost, habanero, bishops crown, atomic starfish; to name a few of the spicy varieties that may be in your share. We like to make our own hot sauce to keep us warm through the winter with these dangerous beauties.

Enjoy with caution!

CSA Fall 2018 Week 5

In the box this week (from upper left corner, clockwise): Sweet peppers, cilantro, mustard greens, dandelion greens, spicy mix, red russian kale, hakurei turnips, dragon radishes, joi choi (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week): spicy mix, cilantro, turnip greens
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): kale, peppers, mustard, dandelion, joi choi
Store very well (a month or more): turnips, radishes

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

It is hard to believe the Fall CSA is halfway through! Now might be a good time to consider signing up for the winter season, if you haven’t already. Because we are limited to growing indoors, it is the season the least number of shares are available –and that we want fresh leafy greens the most! Secure your share today!

Have you tried roasting your hakurei turnips yet? It is *the best* way to enjoy them. Dragon radishes also roast beautifully and the two together make an unusual & appealing color combination on your plate! Try this recipe!

Italian dandelion greens are a superfood that is certainly worth learning to love. Not to be confused with the dandelions that grow in your yard (also edible), the italian variety is a member of the chicory family; we purchase the seeds and plant them intentionally! These greens pack cleansing & alkalizing properties that your body will love! Citrus helps to balance their bitter flavor, so a Dandelion Green and Citrus Salad like this one may be just the ticket to starting your new love affair with italian dandelion greens! Alternately, you can prepare them in a classic italian fashion, Spicy and Sauteed.

Wherever cooking with your CSA share takes you, we are honored to be along for the ride. Stay warm and enjoy your veggies!