CSA week 22

CSA week 22 1027 2018

CSA week 22: it’s the end of this year’s CSA season. The farmers market will still be open, and our farmers will still be there with their great produce, but our weekly boxes will stop. From now until next May, I’ll be an ordinary shopper.

The end of the season is sad for me. I think about all the goodness our farmers have brought us, from tender young lettuce and asparagus to today’s hardy squashes and Brussels sprouts. Our distributions have been generous, we certainly can’t complain about the value!

CSA week 22 1027 2018Today’s CSA box contains:

  • cauliflower
  • Brussels sprouts
  • broccoli
  • green peppers
  • leeks
  • Butternut squash
  • acorn squash
  • celery (almost hidden underneath those leeks)
  • and one tiny pumpkin

That pumpkin sure is cute! I’m not sure I’m going to cook with it, though. Most likely, it’ll adorn our table for a week or so, then get donated to the squirrels outside, who’ll be sure to eat it up. Those squirrels go nuts for pumpkin.

What will I make this week with the last of our harvest? Here are some ideas:


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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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