Monday, November 12, 2012

first winter CSA share!


Last week we picked up our first Winter Pantry CSA share.  I am so glad that we have this for the winter.  We are definitely lucky to have found an organic farm that does a winter share, especially considering we live in Maine.


Every year I plant a garden, and I always have high hopes that I will be able to plant a lot of really great vegetables that we can eat through the summer.  Unfortunately, I don't ever seem to plant winter storage vegetables.  Partly because we don't have a huge amount of space to grow all of the squash and potatoes that we would want.  The other reason is that we don't actually have a way of storing these vegetables - besides our refrigerator.


I would love to have a root cellar.  It is something that I keep joking with Matt about - that I will dig a hole outside and start sticking food out there.  We do have a cellar in our home, but like a lot of older homes, it definitely is not a dry basement.  In fact, every spring (and sometimes during the summer and fall), we have a little stream running through the basement.  Not necessarily the best storage location!  So until we find a suitable solution to our main issues, we will continue to support local farmers in order to get some delicious winter vegetables.


This week we were able to get the following:

Mizuna
Dill
Fennel
Carrots
Leeks
Raddicchio
Celery
Beets
Winter Savoy Cabbage
Carrola Potatoes
Acorn Squash
Delicata Squash
Garlic
Peppers
Scarlet Queen Salad Turnip
Peppers

All in all, I thought it was an excellent share!  We will continue to get shares every other week through March.  I am looking forward to getting the veggies that will grace our Thanksgiving table next week!

Do you get a winter CSA share?  What types of vegetables do you expect to receive?

I am linking up at the Barn Hop Rural Thursday and Your Green Resource

8 comments:

  1. I have never seen a Delicata squash before - I was wondering what type it was when I saw the picture. Beautiful veggies!

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    1. They are delicious! Very flavorful and not stringy at all. I split them in half and just roast with butter and salt :-)

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  2. Awesome! Has to be such a reward to get that first box of the season :)

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  3. Everything looks delicious! I can't wait to see your Thanksgiving Bounty!!!

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  4. Wonderful photography and so glad you are all set for 'winter veggies' ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  5. Wow this is a BEAUTIFUL bunch of produce- how awesome that you have a CSA farm that provides during the winter! I wish I had a root cellar too :)

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  6. I just want to say that most vegetables need high humidity for storage. Racks will keep your boxes out of the water. Wooden boxes are best to store vegetables in sand. Your cellar may be the perfect place for the veggies, but perhaps not for you, lol.

    Little Bit Farm

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  7. I just want to say that most vegetables need high humidity for storage. Racks will keep your boxes out of the water. Wooden boxes are best to store vegetables in sand. Your cellar may be the perfect place for the veggies, but perhaps not for you, lol.

    Little Bit Farm

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