CSA Week 16:

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Can you believe I am already 16 weeks into my CSA season?!  Tomato sauce has been my big preserving crop this year, but I am not going to lie, I appreciate the break from having so much I don’t know what to do with it.  I am still trying to finish up stuff in the freezer from last year!

The weather is getting cooler and therefore fall crops should be doing well. Think broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and cauliflower.  What you don’t think about is warm weather stuff like cucumbers.  However, the CSA is trying something new and growing some warm weather plants in straw bails in the greenhouse so they will produce even in cooler temps.  I’m sort of excited to be able to contribute to their experiments!

I have 5 more weeks of veggie pick up. I DO NOT buy any produce at the grocery store all summer with the exception of a few fruits from time to time. However, between the Blueberry ranch, Earth First Farms apples, and my own fruit from my yard, I don’t do much of that either! They start collecting money for the following year’s CSA around Feb/March. So, take a look at your budget this summer and see if there’s a chance you’d save money eating produce from a CSA that is all organic. It works itself out to be $14/week for a 1/2 share (that’s what I do). It really is a great way to support local farmers doin’ it right, save some money, try new stuff, and eat all organic, local, and vine-ripened!

CSA Week 16 bounty:

  • 1 sack of potatoes
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 2 hot peppers
  • 1 bag salad mix
  • 1 bag green beans

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