CSA 2023 week 3

CSA 2023 week 3: asparagus and mushrooms

It’s definitely spring now: the magnolia trees have dropped their blossoms and the lilacs are blooming. Our farmers at Beaverland Farms in Detroit, MI have packed a wonderful box for us this week. CSA 2023 week 3 brings us more rhubarb (yes!) and asparagus and wine-cap mushrooms too!

I have another rhubarb crumble in the oven as I write this; there’s never enough rhubarb and crumble makes the most of it. Everything’s been washed and put away. This week’s box contains:

  • CSA 2023 week 3asparagus
  • wine-cap mushrooms
  • rhubarb
  • a fine bunch of radishes
  • green onions
  • spinach
  • mixed salad greens
  • edible blossoms
  • a small head of romaine

While I wash and package the veggies, I think about how I might use them. I look at the weather forecast to help plan: hm, the week will have both warm and cooler days, so that means soup and salad are appropriate. That bag of salad greens will come in handy, and salads with blossoms are both delicious and pretty to look at.

Here are some of my ideas for CSA 2023 week 3 produce: