Two words: wet, hot.
Although most people don’t think about local food in early January (in single-digit temperatures), we have begun seeding for the 2018 season, and it is the perfect time to sign-up for your 2018 CSA share. We are welcoming 10 new CSA shares this season. Applications are available here on the website (see CSA Program), and deliveries will begin mid-April. New in 2018: Amarant red cabbage, Steadfast spinach, Brune Percherone lettuce, Lila Sari tomato, Slogun lettuce, TN White Crowder peas (our seed), Tsakoniki eggplant (our seed), San Jose x Waltham Butternut F2 winter squash (our seed), Joy’s Midnight Chard, and Western Front kale (among others). Also, Nancy lettuce, Rosa Bianca eggplant, and Sand Hill sorghum are back this season! We also hope to expand our winter share offerings.
This week, my box included:
- black beans
- potatoes, sweet
- salad greens
Ideas for Food Prep:
- Pre-wash your salad greens! Make sure you’ve got salad dressings on hand. Here’s a great article on weekly salad prep.
- Wash and cut up your carrots and turnips for snacks.
- You can pre-roast some of your sweet potatoes to have on hand. You can use them to top pizzas, throw in quick curries or add to pasta.
- Go ahead and cook your beans to have them ready to use.
Here are some recipes to try!