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.

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