Vegetable CSA Harvest List
You have probably noticed the vibrancy and diversity as the tomatillos and tomatoes have joined the beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and summer squash. All the colors, all the varieties of all the things: yellow or green patty pan, yellow or green zucchini, purple or green beans, arugula or salad mix, red or gold or chiogga beets, large or cherry tomatoes. So many options, so many colors.
How does one choose what to take home? One CSA member told me her goal is to try something new each week so she doesn’t become overwhelmed and doesn’t accidentally take too much or let something go bad. This seemed like a great approach to me. If you always take yellow patty pan, try a green one. If you always take carrots, try fennel instead. The fear of the unknown (or unfamiliar or the vegetable that you haven’t quite nailed cooking yet) will be eclipsed by the joy of figuring it out.
With that thought and philosophy in mind, we bring you EGGPLANT as your foundation vegetable this next week! We will let you know on Wednesday what other vegetables will join eggplant how many other items you will get to select.
We have been keeping an eye on the hoops and 2-acre garden and have a pretty good idea of what is out there and ready to be harvested, but this is a Sunday estimation of what we will be harvesting on Tuesday. Also, because we have a market style CSA, this isn’t a guarantee of 1 of all these things for everyone. Instead, this will be the variety of what will hopefully (fingers crossed) have for you to choose from this week.)
Other Vegetable Options will probably include:
purple roma beans
patty pan squash
hot peppers (?)
This week our Meat CSA features chuck roast either 7-bone chuck arm or pot roast!!! This is an excellent cut to use for pulled BBQ beef sandwiches or shredded beef sandwiches, a slow cooked roast, or shredded beef taco meat.
1 chuck roast
1 stew meat
+/- 1 ground beef
1 chuck roast
1 short rib
+/- 4 ground beef