CSA Winter Share '11-'12 - Week #1

What's in the Box - December 13 & 15

The contents of the share listed is for December 13th delivery ONLY

Red Kale - 1 lb
Watermelon Radish - 2.5 lb
Sweet Potatoes - 2 lb
Russet Potatoes - 1 quart
Keuka or Red Potatoes - 1 quart
Baby Red Beets - 1 bunch
Daikon Radish - 1 bunch
Broccoli Shoots - .95 lb
Carrots - 3.5 lb

notes on the share

It's been a relatively warm few weeks since the final delivery of the regular season, so many of our greens are still doing well out in the fields.  The red kale and broccoli shoots are even sweeter now that they've been touched by a light frost a few times. All of the root crops are now harvested and are sitting in our coolers where they will stay until we distribute them out over the course of the winter shares.  It's always a challenge selling winter shares when we don't know for sure how much we will come up with once everything is harvested.  We expected a much smaller harvest due to all the wet weather over the summer, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of the final harvest.

Store your veggies properly!

We encourage you to click on a vegetable from the list above to find a full page of information about each crop.  Be sure to follow the storage instructions carefully to maximize the life of your veggies.  When stored properly at home, you can expect the roots to last you through the full 3 weeks between each winter share delivery.


I'm taking a little break from compiling my own recipes this winter.  Instead, I'll be linking to some of my favorites on the web.  Here's a fabulous recipe for roasted carrots.  I make a very similar version, and the leftovers (if there are any!) are delicious the next day with a fresh green salad and avocado. 

Roasted Carrots with Cumin, Coriander, Garlic and Olive Oil (with sesame seeds, yoghurt and saffron)