Chris (think_too_much) wrote,

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I know a farmer who looks after the farm. With water clear, he cares for all his harvest.

Winter shares started several weeks ago! Saturday mornings. First pickup was three weeks before tomorrow, then there was another one right after that. Then they skipped Thanksgiving week, and it's mostly every other week until the end of January.

Winter is more root veggies and squash and longer-keeping things; it's better than the regular CSA I think.

Winter CSA Week 1:

1 butternut squash
3 pounds sweet potatoes
2 pounds red potatoes
.5 pounds spinach
.5 pounds braising mix
.5 pounds salad mix
1 broccoli
1 leek
1 bunch parsley

"Braising mix" is kale, chard, mustard greens, etc., all loose-leaf and mixed together. I feel like the main thing to do with it is just classic Southern-style greens with bacon and broth, and that's precisely how most of them got used.

No pictures for this, alas. And nothing too fancy, either. Possibly the time I made a leek omelet with herbed goat cheese, with a side of hash browns. Let's call that the highlight of the week- it was tasty and used multiple things.

Winter CSA Week 2:

1 broccoli
1 bunch beets
1 bunch radishes
2 pounds sweet potatoes
2 pounds red onions
2 pounds carrots
1 pound braising mix
.5 pounds spinach
.5 pounds salad mix

More time to use things this time (and, of course, some stuff left over.) One good thing I did was branch out with the braising greens, cooking some of them them with carrots, chicken, onion and balsamic, all put over couscous like so:

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The broccoli and one of the sweet potatoes (actually previous week's; this pickup was just one huge potato which I haven't used yet) also played a supporting role with Thanksgiving leftovers brought from NJ:

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