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!
Today’s CSA box contains:
- Brussels sprouts
- green peppers
- 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:
- roasted cauliflower with Parmesan (a family favorite)
- roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon
- potato-leek soup (another favorite)
- lasagna with butternut squash, sausage, and chard
- squash and black bean enchiladas
- stuffed (or more accurately, unstuffed) pepper soup
- stir-fried beef with broccoli
- broccoli-cheddar quiche (or maybe a frittata)