Today, we picked up week 18 of our Geauga Family Farms CSA.  That means there are 2 weeks left.  Everyone is a bit off since the season started late due to all of the early rain.  Andrew was back and seemed surprised that everyone missed him.

Here’s a group shot of what we received today.


Garlic, tomatoes


Apples, green beans


Turnips (mostly greens), lettuce


Broccoli, green pepper


Parsley, butternut squash


Sweet potatoes


This will be a very easy week for us to use up our items.  My husband like tabouli, so we will be making a batch of that using mint from our garden along with the parsley and tomatoes from today’s pick up.

The sweet potatoes will combine with a couple we have left from previous weeks for a batch of baked sweet potato slices.  We like to peel and slice the potato, drizzle with olive oil and use Ozark seasoning and cinnamon.  Nick and Sally like to eat them with ketchup.

We already ate the broccoli for dinner tonight.  The green beans will be an easy side dish for lunch tomorrow or dinner on Thursday.  I plan to make soup with the turnips and greens along with some potatoes and kohlrabi that we already have on hand.  We’ve accumulated some garlic lately and I think I’m going to chop and freeze it.  The apples have been going great in my oatmeal.

I haven’t decided on a specific dish for the butternut squash.  But it’s second only to acorn in my book, so we’ll have no problem eating it.

I love this time of year.  The hearty dishes make for excellent comfort food.