It’s the first pickup of this Winter CSA season! The weather has turned a little wintery this week and we all broke out our serious raingear for this first winter harvest.
The beets & fennel love this weather and you’ll find big beautiful tasty bulbs in your share. With every nip of frost they just keep getting sweeter and sweeter! Leeks are also happy as the temperatures drop and they don’t mind the rain at all. The long shanks of this variety – King Richard – are self-blanching. Use the tender fat white part at the the root end in any dish that calls for onions. The darker green part on top is not quite as tender but will make a terrific addition to soup stock.
By the way, if you didn’t sign up in time for the first pickup, no worries: join us on a prorated basis for our 11 remaining pickups!
Highlights from the CSA box this week, along with recipes from Cook With What You Have, where our shareholders have access to tons of great techniques, recipes, and inspiration for all our veggies:
- So many creative and delicious ways to use the Winter Squash
- Fabulous Fennel Favorites
- Lotsa Leek Recipes
- And amazing recipes for Collard Greens including one of my all time faves with Pickled Apples & Walnuts
KING RICHARD LEEKS
RED CHIEFTAN POTATOES
Does this sound delicious, but you’re not a shareholder? That’s an easy problem to solve! Come on board for our amazing Winter/Spring CSA on a prorated basis at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every other week!