Today, we picked up week 19 of our Geauga Family Farms CSA.  It’s hard to believe that next week is the last week.  This was our worst pick up ever.  It really had nothing to do with the CSA.  Sally decided to run from the café area all the way to the parking lot without any regard to cars or traffic.  There weren’t cars and she’s ok and I’m ok, but it was rough.  Nick tried to grab her hood twice.  It slowed her down enough for me to catch up with her.  There was another adult near her, so I think she would have intervened if necessary.  But, you never know!  Sally’s now in the cart or holding my hand at all times.  Usually, we do that in the parking lot and approaching parking lots, but we never needed to do it leaving the café the other weeks.

Some of the photos are dark this week.  I blame it on the time of year.  It’s so dark early right now that we don’t have natural light.  Anyway, we picked up lots of yummy looking produce, so let’s take a look:


Tomatoes, lettuce


Beets and either beets or radishes.  I don’t think I’ll know about the ones on the right until we taste them or cook them.  I have gotten them mixed up in the past.  I thought they were beets until I dug further in the boxes and found the beets on the left.  Hmmmmmm….


Bell peppers, butternut squash


Bok choy, apples


Onions, garlic


Green beans, spinach


By the end of the season, I really feel like I have the hang of this.  The tomatoes will go into a cabbage dish.  We’re still working on 2 heads that we got from our other CSA last week.  We’ll also use some onion, bell pepper and garlic in that dish.

The green beans have been fantastic lately.  They will be a plain side dish.  I’ve been using the spinach in pasta dishes.  It adds flavor and color.

The lettuce and possibly bok choy will go in salads.  Otherwise, I’ll make a stir fry with the bok choy.  We were actually out of apples, so these will go in my coleslaw and my oatmeal.

Winter squash will get baked and eaten for lunch a couple of days.

That leaves the beets and radishes or beets as the case may be.  My favorite recipe for beets is to make Harvard beets.  I’ve been using radishes in salads or pickling them.  These will probably go in salad.

  2 Responses to “Geauga Family Farms CSA–week 19”

  1. Those all look like beets to me.. I left a comment on Facebook for you by the name KimR.

    Have you ever made green beans with new potatoes? Slice (if they’re larger) new potatoes in a pan, add a tiny bit of chopped onion (1 T or so), 1 beef bouillon cube (or veggie if vegetarian), green beans, salt & pepper. Let steam/boil for about 15 minutes or until veggies are done to your desired doneness. I prefer them well done.. we call that “boil the whammy out of ‘em” ;)
    Yum.. this is a very common southern staple.

    And are you eating those beet greens as well? They’re the same thing as chard but you eat the beet root and not the chard.

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