Roxbury Farm CSA 2013, Weeks 11 & 12


Week 12 brought our first lamb share of the season! We received a pound of ground lamb (I have these Mushroom Lamb Burgers in mind) and about a pound worth of lamb loin roast which looks like mostly bone and fat, to be honest. This recipe for Roasted Lamb Loins with Mustard-Herb Crust looks fantastic, though.

Our Week 12 vegetables included 6 ears of corn (these are going to a friend, I have had it up to my… um… ears with corn), 1 quart of potatoes, 1 eggplant, 1 big head of broccoli, 1 cucumber, 3 Carmen (sweet) peppers, 1 head of bok choi, 1 small head of Salanova lettuce, 1 quart of plum tomatoes, 1 quart of slicing tomatoes, 3 jalapenos, and 1 head of garlic.

I have been saving up our potatoes for Rosh Hashanah, since my family of four doesn’t eat them much. I saw Ina Garten prepare Mustard-Roasted Potatoes on TV and that recipe has stuck with me — I think that will be my recipe of choice for the holiday. Everything else just goes into a simple salad or saute.

The previous week, Week 11 on August 21, went to my sister-in-law, as I was on a family vacation in Canada. She was kind enough to take a photo of the haul for that week so I didn’t miss out completely!


It was a perfect week of vegetables: all the items were easily recognizable and I don’t think they had any trouble using up all the produce. I was sorry to miss a week, but I had some terrific food in Niagara Falls and Toronto to make up for it. And none of it was vegetables, unless you count the fries in my poutine.