Roxbury Farm CSA 2013, Weeks 13 & 14

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This week our share included 5 ears of corn, 1 delicata squash, 1 bulb of fennel, 1 quart of green beans, 7 plum tomatoes, 1 pint of Golden Rave tomatoes, 3 Carmen peppers, 3 slicing tomatoes, 1 small bowl of arugula, 1 small bowl of spinach, 1 small bowl of salad mix, and a head of garlic.

A lot of the tomatoes are coming to the site split this year, and as a result we’re having trouble with fruit flies. I may need to keep them all in the fridge though that’s not great for their flavor. Can’t stand those little buggers flying around!

You’ll notice there are two bulbs of fennel and in the photo above, and no corn. That’s because I got to use our site’s exchange box for the first time. I really had no desire to pick up my corn, and a member before me had left their fennel in the box for someone else to take. Lucky me! I exchanged my corn for the fennel. The corn is really at the end of the season now, and these ears were sent to our pick-up site with the tops cut off. I’m sure they were starting to get rather gross. I’m going to roast the fennel with some onions and the red peppers tonight, along with the dumpling squash from last week and the delicata from this week.

Speaking of last week, I picked up our Week 13 share just an hour before we headed out to our first Rosh Hashanah dinner, and there wasn’t time for a picture nor did I write down what we received. I know there was corn that I left at the site (all leftovers are donated to a local women’s shelter, so nothing goes to waste), the dumpling squash mentioned above, and otherwise some spinach, lettuce, assorted tomatoes, and garlic. Whatever else was there, I’m not sure — nothing that made it into my Rosh Hashanah cooking.