CSA pick up Sept 17th
"A little touched." That's how best to describe our farmers this week. Some areas in the province got a full on killing frost last Friday night, some just a touch. Just a touch of frost means that the patty pan leaves all froze, but the squash was just fine. With no more leaves to feed the squash though, our grower had to harvest them all. Thus the patty pan in your shares this week. The same holds true for tomatoes in some areas, and cucumbers in others. Keep your fingers crossed that the frost stays away these next few weeks! Full share to receive a minimum of 9 of the following items Basil, spray free Tomatoes, spray free Chard, spray free patty pan, spray free Hot peppers, Organic Leek, organic Cabbage, Organic Kelsey Onions, spray free Carrots, organic Potatoes, organic Half share to contain a minimum of 6 of the following items Basil, spray free Tomatoes, spray free Chard, spray free patty pan, spray free Hot peppers, Organic Cabbage, Organic Kelsey Onions, spray free So what's with these Kelsey onions? Why do I have them and why are they so massive? Kelsey is a variety of sweet Spanish onion. Great cooked or eaten raw, they are the GIANTS of the onion world. They are considered a fresh or sweet onion because of their higher water content. This means that they do not store as well as a Spanish onion that dries down in the fall which allows it to be stored all winter long. You can cook with them, eat them raw, caramelize them, or chuck them into a soup, stew or chilli. So what will you do with these giant onions in your CSA shares? EAT THEM! This link will lead you to our pinterest page where Amanda faithfully adds links to great recipes for your CSA goodies. And this link leads you to smittenkitchen.com and more specifically, some onion recipes that are fabulous. Three words folks. French. Onion. Soup. Don't like soup? Deb has recipes for roasted stuffed onions, caramelized onion tart, butternut squash and onion gallette. mmmmm....getting hungry!