Roxbury Farm CSA 2011, Week 20

This is our penultimate share of the season. We received 1 butternut squash, 1 big bag of onions, 1 small bag of sweet potatoes, 1 basket of white potatoes, 1 small head of broccoli, 1 bunch of broccoli rabe, 1 small head of arugula (not pictured here, because we fed it to the goats!), 1 quart of beets, and 1 quart of beefsteak tomatoes.

We also received the second half of our beef share, which included 2 packages of ground beef, 1 rib steak, 1 sirloin steak, and a big soup bone:

This was our first year trying out a beef share, and I was very happy with it. I like the idea of getting meat from well-treated cows on the same farm from which we get our vegetables. We paid $115 up front for 18-20 lbs. of humanely-raised, grass fed beef over what should have been four deliveries (but wound up being three), so it was never overwhelming.

J. and I are looking forward to making a huge pot of onion soup. We’ll make a beef broth with with the soup bone, and then try to make a huge dent in our supply of onions. With today’s rainy weather and forecast of flurries, a big vat of soup sounds like just what we need.

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