Roxbury Farm CSA 2013, Weeks 8 & 9

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I am weeks behind and all the beautiful fruit and vegetables in this photo have been eaten. On Week 8, July 31, we received the bounty you see above: 5 ears of sweet corn, 1 cantaloupe, 1 quart of white potatoes, 1 bunch of orange carrots, 1 small eggplant, 3 Carmen peppers (sweet), 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 4 jalapeƱos, 1 bowl of salad mix, and 1 handful of cilantro.

July 31 was also the first delivery of our beef share:
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For our first beef share, we received 2 packages of ground beef (each a pound), 1 boneless chuck roast (about 4.75 lbs.), and 1 rib steak (1.43 lb.). I already used the ground beef to make meatballs. There is no fat percentage listed on the ground beef, but it was definitely a higher percentage than what I buy in the store. I made the meatballs in sauce this time, but I will definitely bake them naked next time instead, to get rid of some of the grease. The chuck roast is basically a pot roast cut. Not my favorite, but J. loves it. We may plan to make this for Rosh Hashanah. And the rib steak is a rib eye! Yum. Nothing needed but a hot grill and some salt. Can’t wait to eat it.

Last week, I was on a mid-week mini-vacation with the boys and my parents down at the Jersey Shore, and I would have missed out on our pick-up had Stephanie not helped me out. She dropped off our share at the house, and then J. brought it all in and put it away when he got home later that night. By the time I got home a day later, all the Week 9 produce was mixed in with everything else in our fridge, so I’m not exactly sure what we got. My best guess is that on August 7, our Week 9 share included: More corn, white potatoes, 1 bunch of yellow carrots, 2 Mariachi peppers (hot), green peppers, yellow tomatoes, salad mix, a small head of Salanova lettuce, and a handful of cilantro.

I’m looking forward to the possibility of slicing tomatoes this week!