All good things must come to an end, they say, and apparently they’re right because last week was our last week of CSA goodness for the year. Boooo…. 😦 All in all, we’ve really enjoyed it. It’s pushed me outside of my comfort zone some weeks and introduced us to some new veggies.
We did go out with a bang though! Here’s a look at our goodies from week 20.
There was a beautiful bag of mixed greens (those disappeared the next evening for dinner), a kohlrabi, a head of cabbage, four beets, five potatoes, a spaghetti squash, an acorn squash, and an orange squash that I’ve never seen before.
Anybody know what it is? It kind of looks like a pumpkin, but the bottom is all wrong for that. It’s about the size of the acorn squash, although not nearly as “ribbed.” If Google is to be trusted, I would guess “ambercup squash.” Maybe.
The beets are destined for beet chips, I think, and we’ll probably roast the kohlrabi again. I’m on the fence with the cabbage, though. Now that it’s soup season, I think this looks good. I’m just concerned that cabbage will get slimy in soup and have an unappetizing texture. Thoughts? Anyone? I am so thankful that winter squash keeps so well! I’m stashing these in the basement and pulling them out for squashy-goodness over the next few weeks.
Oh, and remember the giant cauliflower from a few weeks ago? I thought I remembered reading something about being able to eat the cauliflower leaves, so I had stashed them in a produce bag in the fridge. After a few minutes of Googling, I decided to prepare the leaves kale-chip-style. They were excellent, with a similar flavor and texture to the kale chips, so perhaps cauliflower leaves have similar nutritional qualities? 🙂
And there you have it! 20 weeks of local fruits and veggies, courtesy of Olden Produce. Good stuff, I tell you. I’m already looking forward to next year. 🙂
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