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July 3, 2012

Bring On The Squash: Spring CSA Weeks 3, 4, 5

We had a big storm in our area Friday night. Some of you probably heard about it – and I know that many of you experienced the storm and the aftermath too!  It was INSANE! Many huge trees around us came down in the space of the storm which raced through in about a half hour. We were fortunate, and only lost power for a couple of days.  So we sweated, and tried to save what we could from the fridge and freezer. Monday at noon, our power came back. And then I had to clean out the fridge. Sadly, the leafy greens that hadn’t been consumed had to be tossed, as well as a few other odds and ends. Fortunately, squash, cabbage, and onions had been featured in recent CSAs, and we didn’t lose any of those! And today was CSA pickup day – and I am pleased to say that our vegetable bins are restocked.  What was in it today (Week 5)?

  • Lotsa beautiful yellow and green squash
  • A bunch of beets
  • Two large beautiful fennel bulbs and fronds
  • Three spring onions
  • Two cucumbers
  • One cabbage
  • One head of garlic
  • One bunch of basil
  • One bunch of dill
  • Eight beautiful potatoes

All wonderful basics that will quickly be consumed.

And, what, you might wonder was in last week’s CSA (Week 4)?

  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Yellow onions
  • A kohlrabi
  • Several heads of lettuce
  • A bunch of Swiss chard
  • Two zucchini
  • Three yellow squash
  • Sorrel
  • One head of cabbage

Sadly, the Swiss chard and the sorrel were lost due to the loss of power. Everything else was consumed though!

Finally, to complete the record of the CSA for the past several weeks, here is what we picked up two weeks ago (Week 3).

  • Red potatoes
  • Basil
  • Cucumbers
  • Several heads of beautiful red lettuce and one head of endive
  • Several types of squash
  • Beets
  • A cabbage
  • Fennel
  • Fresh onions

It’s kind of fun to see them all together!

I hope that you in the storm’s path are all okay, and that everyone’s power is back on. When you don’t go to the market every day, you really need your fridge to work — especially when temperatures are lingering around 100.

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