The CSA’s Last Box

City Commons CSA storage share

If I weren’t paying attention to the calendar, the weather would be telling me the news: the growing season is over. We’ve had a hard frost, and there’s snow in the forecast for today/tonight. I have to face facts: no more boxes from City Commons. I’ll miss the parade of vegetables!

City Commons CSA storage share

One last box came to me this week: the City Commons CSA storage share. This is a more than double-sized box of vegetables. These are roots, winter squash, and other hardy items suitable for longer term storage.

It is a grand assortment: butternut squash, white sweet potatoes, lots of carrots, lots of beets, lots of daikon radishes, bulb fennel, white potatoes, garlic, dried cayenne peppers, sage, dried fennel seeds, and two jars put up by one of our farmers – pickled daikon, and cherry tomato salsa. That’s a whole lot of good eating!

I’m looking forward to chilly weather soups, stews, and roasted vegetables. My weekly trips to the farm may stop, but I’ll be eating fresh local produce for weeks.

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  1. I love all the fall vegetables – they are my favorite!

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I’m Maurita Plouff, and I write about cooking and preserving the local harvest in Southeast Michigan. Any recipe you find here is something I have cooked myself, and enjoyed, and think you might like too. I invite you to try the recipes, and leave comments.

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