CSA Box Week 17: What to Do
Wow, week 17 is here! It is kind of hard to believe that we are wrapping up the final week of the season. So many fun things in the final share though, sure to keep you busy for the next week or two! My last entry for the season on suggestions for your share contents, but be sure to check our blog throughout the winter months to see what we are up to on the farm.
Apples: Great sliced and eaten with some peanut butter. I am a bit behind on my apple consumption as I have been out of town a bit, so hopefully a batch of apple crisp is in my near future.
Cauliflower: Great sliced and steamed. I love to steam the entire head of cauliflower and eat for leftovers throughout the week. So much flavor that tends to be missing from the store bought kind. Enjoy!
Brussels Sprouts: I know not all of you are fans, but a warm sprout salad is a fall favorite. Roast with some bacon, add a few toasted almonds and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and you are set. A great fall treat!
Acorn Squash: Eat now, or save for a few weeks. Squash will last quite a while if kept in a cool place. Be adventurous and try a new recipe with this acorn squash. Try stuffing with wild rice or making into a soup. So many options with squash, enjoy it a new way this fall.
Onions: Store in your fridge and use this fall. Great to add to the last fall burger, or throw in a stir fry. So much flavor but not overpowering.
Leeks: Great for soup! Tis the season for wonderful fall soups and stews. Potato leek is my favorite, but im also a fan of starting a soup with some chicken stock and just throwing a bunch of veggies in. It turns out different every time and it is wonderful.
Radishes: The last of the season. Wash and throw in a bowl of water in the fridge. Grab one as a snack here and there. Enjoy!
Sweet Potato: Peel, dice and roast. Enjoy as a sweet potato hash with some onions mixed in and topped with an egg or two. Otherwise, just bake and enjoy like mashed potatoes.
Lettuce: I had a lettuce salad last night for dinner...so sweet and crispy. Nothing beats this fall lettuce. Enjoy before it is back to the grocery store for the winter months.
Popcorn: Truly a CSA member favorite. Store for a few months before using. A fun family activity on a cold January night. Shuck the corn and cook over the stove!
Maple Syrup: Always a crowd favorite. Enjoy as a topping on pancakes and waffles this winter.
Honey: Another favorite, enjoy on toast or used as a natural sweetener on so many different things. So many benefits to raw honey. If it becomes solid, do not worry, soak in warm water to return the honey to a liquid state.
There you have it, the final share of 2016. I truly hope you have enjoy the shares this season. We are so thankful for such supportive customers such as yourselves. Enjoy your winter and we look forward to next year!