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December Share

Holy crap was this huge. Our share in particular was made bigger by the fact that at the end, anything people did not take ended up left over and got sent home with volunteers. I volunteered from set-up to close, so we ended up with 4 extra napa cabbages, 6ish lbs of potatoes, and lots of turnips. For some reason, these were not super popular. They are some of our favorites, though.

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I took pictures of the white board so that I would not have to type up all the things. Our two choices were beets and turnips, I chose bok choi instead of napa cabbage, as did apparently everyone else, and I chose kale as the green. I traded our bread for extra shallots.

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CSA Week 14

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Collards, Tomatillos, Peppers, Sage, Bok Choy, Winter Squash, pears, peaches, apples, Brie

 

CSA Week 13

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Mixed Salad Greens, Harukai Turnips, Callaloo, Green Beans, Itty Bitty Heirloom Tomatoes, red peppers, apples, nectarines,  and concord grapes.

 

CSA: Week 12

One of the cool things about being part of a coop rather than a straight CSA is that the members staff the depot on pickup day. Everyone is asked to do 2 hours of volunteer work a season, whether that is staffing the depot, writing for the newsletter, or other volunteer jobs that come up. Nicole worked her second shift at the depot today, and Carl came over to help clean up and take down the ez-ups.

A bonus for those volunteers who stay until the end is that often, there is some leftovers, from people who did not take items, people who didn’t pick up their shares, or the food bank, who take many of the leftover veggies, but not all.

Today’s Share, Pre-extras

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CSA: Week Eleven

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Oh dear lord more peaches I think I am going to explode. If anyone has any ideas on what to do with peaches that is grain free, please share.

Also, beets, summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, broccoli, collards and a watermelon.

 

CSA: Week Ten

Here is week 10, and a peek into the depot. Unlike many CSA’s I’ve gone to pick up with friends, the depot is incredibly well organized, and allows you to pick your own produce. This is great for me, picking up for a two person family, because I can grab a smaller watermelon, or the smaller beets in a box because I happen to have a good recipe, rather than being relegated to whatever comes in my box.

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The small veggie share is in its own tent, making confusion over small and large much easier to contain.

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Delicious raspberries, ready for the nomming!

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CSA: Week 9

Yes, you read that right. 9. So we kinda ran away and got married last week, so no week 8. We swapped with another member, and picked up their share while they we on vacation. We’ll post some reviews and photos from the honeymoon in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, veggies!

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Nectarines, peaches, and a cantaloupe for the fruit. Chard, corn, beets, two kinds of tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, and parsley for the veggies. The cheese is a fiddlehead tomme.

 

Cheesy Goodness

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The burrata from the farmshare a few weeks ago was delicious on tomatoes with dried basil, salt, and pepper sprinkled on top. Burrata is mozzerella-textured on the outside, and creamy on the inside, so the mix of textures lent itself well to the crunch of the tomato and the pop of the seasonings.

CSA: Week 7

Today, we were picking up not only our share, but someone else’s as well. The Coop Facebook page has a really neat feature where people can post when they need vacation swaps. So we picked up ours and a woman who was on vacation’s, and she will pick up hers and ours another week, when we are away. So we have twice as much of each thing, which is good, because this was a pretty small week. A lot of farmers are struggling with the weather pretty badly.

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Fruit was blueberries and peaches. We already froze one of the boxes of blueberries for later consumption. Veggies were carrots, pickling cucumbers, garlic, eggplant, and peppers. The veggie share also included fresh basil this week. We also got a dozen farm fresh eggs from the coop this week, which Nicole forgot to put in the picture.

Nicole plans to figure out refrigerator pickles this weekend, while Carl watches her and laughs, because he’s done all kinds of pickling and canning, but she is stubborn, and wants to learn on her own.

 

CSA Week 6

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Raw Milk Cheddar and Savory Pepper Cheddar from Neighborly Farms, peaches and blueberries for the fruit, green beans, beets, red onions, an eggplant, callaloo greens, and lettuce for the veggie share.

 

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