Roxbury Farm CSA 2011, Week 2

I filled three big bags with produce this week. We received a handful of arugula, 1 bunch of curly kale, 1 head of bok choi, a big bowl of salad mix (lettuce), an arrowhead cabbage, a small handful each of parsley and basil, 1 quart of peas, broccoli rabe, 2 yellow squash, 1 enormous head of red leaf lettuce (I could barely fit it into my bag), 4 garlic scapes, 1 bunch scallions, 1 pint turnips, and no cilantro — I was too let to get any, the people before me had taken a bit too much. (The volunteer staffing the pickup site told me to take extra lettuce mix and broccoli rabe to make up for it, since there was an overage of those items.)

Although it was raining, we made our trip out to the goats and fed them a little of our broccoli rabe, and a couple of turnips each. Then G. tried to feed them one of my scallions, and I knew it was time to go — I’m generous with our share to a certain extent, but I’m not sharing my scallions!

I have lots of plans this week. I am making Sassy Radish’s Braised Baby Turnips with last week’s and this week’s turnips tomorrow. I’m also planning a pesto with the basil from this week and last, plus some extra I had in the fridge. I am considering Grilled Arrowhead Cabbage or Cabbage, Red Pepper, & Zucchini Palya (Dry Curry). And J. recently made a miso sauce that will be perfect stir fried with the bok choi. Right now I’m feeling like I have more food than we have upcoming meals. A very nice problem to have.

4 thoughts on “Roxbury Farm CSA 2011, Week 2

  1. I’ve been surprised at how large the shares were the past two weeks considering the weather problems. Also, you are lucky to have goats at your pickup location!

    1. Dani, I have been totally surprised, too. We get weekly newsletters from the farm that have been pretty doom and gloom about the state of the crops. I could barely fit last week’s haul into my fridge, there was so much.

      We pick up at a local college and they have a tiny environmental studies area with a chicken coop and some goats and sheep. Love it!

      1. Yeah, we get the same newsletters. We’re Roxbury, too. Love them so much. Also, your Google-fu must be awesome because I just did a search on braised baby turnips and this post was on page one of the results.

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