We are so glad to be back in action after all this SNOWY winter weather! Having to reschedule pickup so many times during the winter is unprecedented and I hope that we don’t ever have to do it again. The good news is that the forecast is now for MELTING and rain this week so we are planning to go ahead with the CSA pickups…
TUES. SE PORTLAND CSA PICKUP IS RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY (1/20), 5-7pm
THURS. LUSCHER FARM CSA PICUP IS GOING FORWARD AS SCHEDULED (1/19), 5-7pm
Amazing recipes for roots crops, leeks and everything else in your share are available to members at Cook With What You Have. If you joined our Winter CSA you will find your password in the member email. Enjoy 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!
This week your share may include…
- Beets: Sweet winter beetroot makes a lovely Borscht or Raw Salad with Apples
- Carrots: What could be better than sweet winter carrots : )
- Garlic: Our longest storing varieties – Music & Chesnook.
- Kale: This beautiful dark red curly kale did the best out of all our kale varieties through the snow & ice. It is sweet from the cold and can be used raw or sautéed.
- Kohlrabi: I tend to eat this raw as a tasty sweet snack with or without some kind of dip, humus, etc. If you’re ready to branch out from that then head over to the Cook With What You Have site where you’ll find over 20 tried & true & tasty kohlrabi recipes!
- Leeks: We tried to harvest these during a break in the weather last week. The ground was thawed on top, but still frozen down below and the leeks would just break off as if the whole stalk was an popsicle – which it basically was. Obviously that harvest was a bust! But we’re happy to report that the ground and the leeks are now fully thawed and the latest attempt at harvest was muddy, but successful.
- Red Potatoes: Good roasted or boiled.
- Butternut & Gill’s Golden Pippin Squash: These are some of my favorite squash. The butternut makes wonderful soup or can be roasted. The Gill’s is single serving size – just cut them in half, remove seeds, and bake, cut side down in the oven until the top is soft and the bottom is starting to caramelize. Then try any of these fresh new ideas for roasted winter squash.
Coming soon… Melting snow and hopefully not too much flooding!