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#31 of 47 Old 07-06-2007, 10:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We got:

red potatoes
basil
kale
garlic
leeks
arugula that's too spicy to eat, tastes like straight horseradish (ideas???)
cucumbers (tons of these)
zuchinni

Then, from my mom, I got mini sweet bell peppers in 4 colors, zuchinni, and yellow squash, plus a few beans.

The CSA I'm in is a few miles from my mom, and they have vastly different crops. My mom's greens are all done, and she has peppers and tomatoes. The CSA doesn't have any tomatoes or peppers yet (and we only have 4 more weeks of the season....I'm hoping they come soon)
You can make an arugula pesto, add arugula, walnuts, olive oil, garlic, some baby spinach leaves and/or parsely if you have it. Blend in blender add to pasta.
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Potatoes
Leeks
More of that da$n hot arugula
Basil
One green tomato (??? why????)
One zuchinni
One yellow squash
One patty pan squash
Tons (like 15-20) cucumbers
Garlic
Collards
Chard
Shallots
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From our weekly csa:
green beans
blackberries
2 zucchini
squash
sour cherries

from our twice monthly:
2 eggplant
2 heads of lettuce
4 garlic
4 apricots
3 necteraines
4 kiwi
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We had such a great week this week...let's see if I can remember it all.

-1 head cabbage
-2 med summer squash
-1 large bag broccoli crowns
-3 kohlrabi
-6 ears corn
-a small bag of lettuce
-a bag of beautiful purple potatoes
-help ourselves to large zucchini for breadmaking (I took 3)
-free reign in the herb cutting garden (I got lemon basil, rosemary, apple mint, spearmint, oregano, and chives)

Yummy, yum yum yummy!
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Yesterday we picked up the following:
8 baby beets
8 red potatoes
10 ears of corn
about a pound of yellow wax beans
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oops, this part's a duplicate....

but this is new...I finally figured out how to post pics in my blog, so I have snaps up of my share each week. It's amazing to watch it change as the season unfolds.
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Arugula (my fave )
Kale
potatoes
tomatoes (red this week!)
3 cucumbers
1 zuchinni
1 yellow squash
basil

We only have 2 weeks left in the season. I'm a little concerned because we haven't gotten okra yet. And, my CSA isn't great about getting the information out. I would love a little, "hey, the deer ate all the okra" or "the okra will be here next week" or well, anything. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for okra.
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We got beets (greens still attached), basil, flowers, salad greens, swiss chard, and about 12 cucumbers
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I'm in Western WA and I've been a CSA member for 2 years now : In the summer we eat probably 75% veggies and fruits because there is so much and it is SO good.

This week we got:
potatoes
elephant garlic
zucchini
baby beets w/ greens attached
green beans
yellow onions
2 kohlrabi
1 cucumber
huge heads of lettuce
choice of 2 greens (I chose italian kale as usual- my healthy addiction)
trio of a pint of each: bing cherries, blueberries and raspberries
and 1 dozen eggs (we have an egg share too)

Also we went to a u-pick organic blueberry farm and we've picked about 10lbs of blueberries in the last 2 days. I would have picked more but the season is ending quickly because the berries are falling off the bushes (excessive rain). I may go back again on Saturday if the season holds. I want my freezer absolutely full of blueberries. My kids can eat through them like you wouldn't believe. Our CSA specializes in berries so we will be heading into primetime for berries from them too.

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Still no okra. We only have 1 week left, so I'm not hopeful. :

Potatoes
Tomatoes
Kale
Arugula
Cucumbers (only 2 this week! )
Zuchinni
Squash
Garlic
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This week we got...

tomatoes
orange cherry tomatoes
onions
zucchini
yellow squash
green peppers
green cabbage
purple cabbage
garlic
basil
tomatillos

Then we bought from other farmers
raspberries
blueberries
cucumber
kale
broccoli
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Okra!! Yay!! We got okra. And, cause I had asked about it so much, they had extra waiting for me.

Okra
Red tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
zuchinni
cuke
butternut
basil
kale
potatoes
eggplant

Looks like a yummy week.
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watermelon
heirloom cantaloupe
peppers
garlic
tomatoes
beets
cabbage
parseley
potatoes
onions
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Ummmm, lets see if I can remember it all:

*3 cucumbers
*5 fist sized beets
*1 large early flat dutch cabbage (green)
*4 summer squash
*3 large patty pan squash
*2 yellow onions
*1 fresh garlic
*7 dried garlic
*2 zucchini
*4 fist sized tomatillos
*1 small produce bag of ground cherries
*1 large grocery bag of romano green beans (made eight ten ounce bags to freeze for the winter)
*3 heads of lettuce (1 chartreuse, 1 red, 1 green)
*1 large produce bag of basil (and any other herbs we want, but that's all I needed this week)
*1 head of vitamin greens (pak choi)
*about a ten ounce bag of snap peas
*3 lbs of golf ball sized tomatoes (orange and red)
*1 cherokee purple slicing tomato (oh my gosh, so good!)
*1 green pepper
*1 habanero pepper
* 2 heads of broccoli
* access to a ten pound box of blueberries (organic) for $30, which is a great price in our area

I love this time of year!

I have had gumpke, southern tomato pie (mmmm...pie crust, pizza cheese, salt pepper, fresh basil, a little olive oil drizzled over thinly sliced tomatoes with it allll baked--OH! so good!), fresh homemade tomato basil soup (a hit in our house), lots of salads, sandwiches with fresh tomato and lettuce on it, stir fry, and topless blueberry pie this week.

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Wow, Courtenay, that's some CSA! I'm curious--how much do you pay for the season, how long is your season, and are most weeks similar in size or much smaller?
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We do a Saturday pick up. I love our pick up too. This week we got greens, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchinis, two kinds of basil, cauliflower, tomatoes, kale. I am leaving something out. One of our members does cooking demos, and she made a cabbage and tahini dish that was delicious. I think I am going to do something like that with the cabbage. I mostly satuee the zucchinis, I love to eat the cucumbers sliced.

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Wow, Courtenay, that's some CSA! I'm curious--how much do you pay for the season, how long is your season, and are most weeks similar in size or much smaller?
Um, yes, our CSA really does rock! We pay $520 for our season (which is around 20 weeks...if it goes a little longer, she divvys it up till the plants stop producing), and ALSO owe 30 work hours per family. For us, it's fairly easy to get the work hours off of our plate, because as soon as kids can put in a fair amount of work, we're allowed to count their hours, as well...so we can get a ten hour month out of the way in a morning as a family, so it's WELL worth our time! We've found that this specific CSA gets about 2/3 to a half again more than the other CSA's in our area. Part of this is because our farmers ONLY cater to our CSA, and keep the number of families they grow for down to a specific number every year, and they don't usually increase the number of families, though they DO increase the number of crops they grow from year to year. Also, they ALWAYS grow quite a bit more than they think they'll need in a given year to feed their families...that way, if there is crop damage, drought (although they only use drip irrigation whenever they can, so they're not often affected by drought), frost, or whathave you, they have enough extra to still give us a "normal" amount. In the end, this means that when the summer crops start going crazy, there is plenty to share...and our friends who belong to other CSA's end up coming to OUR farm to buy their surplus. BUT surplus is NEVER sold until we get our shares first. And my trunk is always so full I NEVER have room for it all in the fridge! Diane, our farmer's, goal, is that we'll have enough produce to last us the week, and that much again to put up for the winter. Did I mention that our CSA rocks?...

This week we got:

*10 lbs of slicing and past tomatoes
*3 lbs of hybrid tomaotes (I love to make southern tomato pie, sauce, and tomato soup with these!)
*5 lbs of cherry and juliet (small paste) tomatoes
*4 lbs of tomatillos
*1 Large zucchini, 3 small zucchinis
*5 small summer and patty pan squash (small being about 3/4 of my fist sized)
*four heads of lettuce
*a shopping bag full of BEAUTIFUL kale
*a HUGE "large early dutch" cabbage
*two foot ball sized cabbages (shaped like a football, too...I use them for slaw)
*a small red hot pepper
* a green pepper
*four heads of cauliflower
*23 pounds of potaotes (with probably 5-10 pounds more coming in the next week)
* a produce bag full of basil
* two shopping bags full of beans, one of flat romanos and one of string style
*four cups of ground cherries
oh, and I had made available to me my fourth 10lb box of organically grown blueberries (for $30)

There was more, but I can't remember what it was...my share gets picked up on Monday and it's already been a LONG week!

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