FARM BLOG

CSA Winter Share '11-'12 - Week #4

IN THE BOX - February 14 & 16

Belgian Endive - Thursday ONLY
Watermelon Radish - 2.75 lb
Potatoes - 2 quarts of the following: red, russet, or keuka gold
Celery Root - 1 piece
Rutabaga - 1 lb
Carrots - 2 lb

*The kale and collard greens will return for the last delivery of the winter share season.  They were too small to cut for this week, so we're waiting for a larger harvest in 3 weeks.  

notes on the share

As you'll notice from the share this week, our watermelon radish crop did great this year!  Here are some suggestions to use up the 2.75 lbs you're receiving....

Roast them!  Peel and cut into 1/2" chunks.  Roast alongside your potatoes and carrots, or all by themselves. They take on a "meaty", earthy flavor when prepared this way.

Grate them!  Use a coarse grater to grate the radish into a bowl and toss with a light vinaigrette or miso-ginger dressing.  A great way to lighten up the meal.

Make soup! When in doubt, these beauties are great in soups - I've tried them in minestrone, lentil and miso soups.  

storage tips

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.

RECIPES

Roasted Watermelon Radish from MyRecipes
Watermelon Radish Salad with Miso & Ginger Dressing from The Skillet Chronicles