In Your Share (Nov 15th edition)

Broccoli_ColorThe stormy weather has arrived! Happily the beautiful broccoli and our rugged root crops are weathering the weather just fine. This week you’ll find some traditional and not-so-traditional Thanksgiving items in your share. Make mashed potatoes with garlic, add celeriac to your stuffing or a root roast, and polish it all off with some pumpkin pie. However you choose to celebrate, you’ll have lots of beautiful veggies!

Amazing recipes for everything we grow on the farm are available to members at Cook With What You Have. All the winter CSA members will need to log in to the site again with the new password which you will find in your member email. Then you can enjoy your 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!

This week your share may include…

  • Broccoli: Yum!
  • Brussel Sprouts: First of the season sprouts are excellent roasted, but perhaps my favorite way to cook them is with gnocchi & pesto.
  • Carrots: Sweet winter carrots!
  • Cauliflower: Big beautiful heads
  • Celeriac aka Celery Root: I’m a big fan of this gnarly root. I love the subtle, nutty celery flavor and the versatility. It’s great in stuffing or soup and makes one of my favorite winter salads – celery root remoulade.
  • Cabbage: These beautiful green cabbages are bursting with freshness this time of year. I’m looking forward to winter slaw with grated carrot (or beet, celeriac and/or rutabaga).
  • Garlic: This variety has pretty purple wrappers & nice big easy to peel cloves.
  • Kale: Our favorite red russian variety is this Red Ursa kale. It has pretty ruffled leaves with a beautiful red blush and best of – the leaves are tender & tasty.
  • Leeks: I love leeks! So many people think of them as just for special recipes or special occasions. I’m an everyday leek user and I’d like to convert you as well. Anytime you’d use an onion, give leeks a try.
  • Potatoes: Nicola potatoes have golden skin & golden waxy flesh that makes for great home fries, mashed potatoes and holds up well in soups too. It also has a lower glycemic index that many potatoes.
  • Rutabaga: The lowly underestimated unappreciated rutabaga. We’re going to change that! Members can check out more than a dozen tried & true, tested & tasty recipes at Cook With What You Have. Or keep it simple – mash them with potatoes or roast them with carrots.
  • Winter Squash: Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie! And a more recent – and very popular – tradition at our house is Delicata squash rings.

Coming soon… Watermelon, Daikon & Black Spanish Radish!