Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Last night, Sue and I carved our pumpkins and I made roasted pumpkin seeds. I carved the fiery face on the left and Sue made the Goblin on the right. Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Final Two Weeks of the CSA

Week 20 of the CSA brought to small Chinese Cabbage, a head of green cabbage, kale, parsley, red leaf lettuce, a big bag of mache, come leeks, a Diakon radish, the worlds tiniest winter squash, potatoes, carrots, and pears as the fruit share.
The final week of the CSA brought several heads of lettuce, several Chinese cabbage, more Diakon, more, mache, celery, beets, carrots, potatoes, and 2 pears.

The fall definitely reflected the tough summer growing season. Smaller vegetables and a little less variety than last year, but with the exception of one week, the folks at MHOF did a nice job delivering a good value for the money. I still have potatoes, peas and a few greens out in my garden. The CSA is over, but I still may dig out some fresh Veggies next week.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Last Two weeks from the CSA

In the past week we have had both the first frost and the first snow! I drove to work today in light flurries, officially marking the end of a good growing season. Two weeks ago we had a good delivery from the CSA:
It included: pears, Spinach, Beets, carrots, potatoes, radishes, an acorn squash, celery, arugula, mint, mizuna, tatsoi, and 3 heads of lettuce. We had a roast chicken from from blood farm with some potatoes and squash and then I made a chicken soup using the carcass, carrots, celery, and a turnip I picked up. A couple of great days of local meals, plus I froze 2 portions of soup for later.

Unfortunately, the bad weather, plus the tough growing season lead to the first truly bad share from the farm.
We got a tiny share including: Lettuce, tatsoi, mizuna, carrots, potatoes, daikon, radishes, a pumpkin, 1 tiny pepper, and pears. With 3 weeks left, I hope that this is not a sign of what is left in terms of shares. Last year we were getting considerably more, then again, it was a much better growing season last summer.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Still Way behind in my blogging...

I have not abandoned my quest to eat locally, I just have not had tome to chronicle my adventures this fall. Here are my last 2 weeks from our CSA
Two weeks ago: Peaches, tomatoes, a cucumber, peppers, beets (mostly for greens) chard, lettuce, Asian greens (bak choi?) , beans, acorn squash, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, onions, and 2 ears of corn.
Last week we got: more Asian greens, Beets, tomatoes, tons of lettuce, salad greens, kale, radishes, tons of peppers, a giant spaghetti squash, potatoes, onions, carrots, and pears!

We have also been apple picking, I've been doing lots of cooking, some freezing, and I made some green tomato salsa that was more of a scientific experiment than a culinary triumph. I'll try to post more soon...