CSA 2022 week 21 distribution

CSA 2022 week 21: hot peppers, young ginger, eggplant

We’re having cooler nights here in SE Michigan – clearly we’re in the last weeks of summer. There are still glorious tomatoes, but CSA 2022 week 21 brings us hot peppers, eggplant, and young ginger. While I’m not a fan of hot peppers – in fact, I gave them away – the young ginger has me very excited. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms have surprised and delighted us.

Ginger this young and tender is a new experience. It’s very tender, and hasn’t yet become fibrous; it will be wonderful to cook with (it doesn’t need to be peeled!) I’m going to see if I can make a ginger syrup from the stems, and perhaps ginger tea from the leaves.

This week’s box brings us other good stuff:

  • CSA 2022 week 21 distributioncherry tomatoes
  • lettuce mix
  • Swiss chard
  • eggplants
  • cucumbers
  • hot peppers: habanero, jalapeño, ripe red cayenne
  • shishito peppers
  • young ginger

While I wash and trim the veg, I like to think about how I might use all this good stuff. My goal is to use every delicious bit. Given that bag of mixed lettuces, good salads are a given. Looking beyond the salad, here are some possibilities:

Follow the season with me, and I’ll show off my CSA box of the week, including ideas of how I might use all the good stuff. Feel free to chime in with comments or questions.