Escarole or Frisee
Mesclun Salad Mix
Mix of Root Vegetables
This is the last pickup week for our 2023 CSA share. We truly hope you have had many delicious meals with our vegetables. We thank you for taking the ride, as we never know what each season will bring. This year we had almost no onions, it was a failed crop; but we had some of the most exquisite tasting tomatoes we have ever grown. Each season brings some ups and downs; but overall, this season has been a good one for growing. We have had great cabbages and greens this fall, it was a fabulous garlic season, and there was a lot of abundance with watermelon, cucumbers, beans, basil, and chicories. Perhaps we are just getting a little wiser with time, we are hopeful. Last Sunday we had our annual garlic planting with CSA work share members; which always symbolizes the beginning of the end of the current season and some nods towards our next to come. As we look forward we are hopeful for what is to come and all the new things we will learn next year.
The last share continues our love of greens, with frost sweetened collards and chicories, two hearty and versatile greens fabulous in soups or braised. We have also included a Seminole pumpkin and a load of root veggies, both can be stored for a long time. Seminole Pumpkins, a native varietal grown in the deep south, can hold for 4-6 months in a cool pantry space, so when you really want a pie or some caramelized roasted pumpkin crack into it. The root vegetables can store in your fridge for at least a month, so make something special for Thanksgiving to share with family or friends if it seems overwhelming this week. Check out the recipes below, come visit us at market, and enjoy the share….. Autumn & Brian.