Tag: autumn

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CSA week 23 2020: the last week

CSA week 23 2020: it’s the end of our CSA season. Alas, summer doesn’t last forever, and neither does summer’s produce. We definitely have a fall distribution this week. Our farmers at Dancing Meadows Homestead are already planning ahead: they’re taking subscriptions for next season’s CSA – and I’ll certainly […]

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CSA week 22 2020: definitely autumn

CSA week 22 2020: it’s definitely autumn now. We’re getting the very last of the tomatoes, some cool-weather radishes and greens, and some lovely apples. Not to mention last week’s box, about which I mysteriously failed to post! Taken together, these boxes are a picture of autumn on the farm. This […]

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CSA week 20: squash, green tomatoes

CSA week 20 2020 brings more big green tomatoes to be ripened on the counter, plus at least a quart of cherry tomatoes. This year has not been good for tomatoes. We started with a long cold spring and are ending with early frosts. There are a lot of ways […]

Baked Apple Pancake

This is a treat: it takes a bit of time, but it’s all simple steps. It’s just the kind of thing I like on a weekend morning. I make pots of tea and coffee, putter around in the kitchen for a bit, clean up while the pancake is in the oven, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating the U.S. holiday – and for those who just plain like foods of the autumn harvest. I’m not likely to post for a few days, as I have my own kitchen preparations to make: not only for a day with family and friends, but […]

City Commons CSA Thanksgiving box

One last box from the CSA

I forgot all about it. It was ten months ago, that’s my excuse – but I had completely forgotten that I had one more box coming from City Commons CSA: the Thanksgiving Box. Imagine my surprise, when the email came: come get your box on Monday. I double-checked, and sure enough, I […]

City Commons CSA storage share

The CSA’s Last Box

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! One […]

City Commons CSA week 20

CSA week 20: one last big basket

It’s week 20, which means the last distribution of the CSA season. We’re expecting a hard frost this weekend, so we couldn’t expect the bounty to continue, yet I’m sad to see the end of the weekly parade of vegetables. This week’s box contains butternut squash, leeks, carrots, kohlrabi, kale, potatoes, […]

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CSA week 19: end of the garden

Week 19: it’s almost the end of the 20 week CSA season. This week’s box contains kale, collard greens, sweet potatoes, lots of jalapeño peppers, mixed salad greens, mustard greens for cooking, butternut squash, potatoes, and a lovely bunch of mint. There have already been frosts, so I don’t expect to see […]

City Commons CSA week 18

CSA week 18: soggy & chilly

Wet chilly weather today, and I’ll bet there are wet chilly farmers, too. My CSA box was dry and ready in the storage shed. This week it contains leeks, mustard greens, Swiss chard, potatoes, parsley, green onions, mixed salad greens, eggplants, and what I can only assume are the last […]

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CSA week 17: autumn

Aside from a few peppers, we’re seeing all cool-weather crops. There are only three more weeks of CSA distributions, plus for those who planned ahead, a storage share that will contain hardy vegetables. I’ll store those in a cool place for weeks. Today’s box contains baby beets and their greens, Swiss […]

City Commons CSA week 16

CSA week 16: goodbye, tomatoes

There’s a definite shift in my CSA box this week. We’re leaving summer behind! Goodbye, summer tomatoes. Hello, squash, fennel, and cool weather crops. Today’s box contains Butternut squash, fennel, radishes, Italian flat-leafed parsley, dried black beans, red and green spicy peppers, mixed greens, Swiss chard, and a few small tomatoes. I […]