allandale farm csa – week 4

It was such a great week for our CSA!  We got a lot of different stuff that I am psyched about…my favorite being beets!!!

Each week Allandale hands out a newsletter for the CSA members with the list of our goods, recipes and a little tidbit about what we have received.  This week the newsletter talked about the brassica family (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) and how the seeds started out.  I find all of this stuff so interesting!

Now, on to the goods. 🙂

Cauliflower – does anyone know why it is yellow??

Cabbage

Broccoli

Carrots so cute!!

Beets – yahoo!!  Apparently you can use beet greens as you would use spinach.

Sugar Snap Peas – that we promptly used in last night’s dinner and they were so fresh!

Turnips – which were also used last night.  They look more like radishes than turnips, don’t they?!  I wonder how you can use these greens…

Lettuce – I have never been so excited about lettuce as I have since we started this CSA.  The greens are SO fresh and they taste so much better than what you would buy at the grocery store.  If you have a farmstand nearby, try some greens from there!

Garlic Scrapes – tons of them!

I also picked up a few things from their farmstand while I was there.

Strawberries and Raspberries

The strawberries were picked at a farm in Vermont and brought down, but the raspberries are fresh picked at Allandale Farm!

Green Peppers – fresh picked from Allandale as well.  They were delicious in our veggie sloppy joes!

What a great week on the farm!!

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3 Responses

  1. These posts are great because they make you want to eat fresh fruits and veggies, and what could be better for you than that! 😉

  2. I’m pretty sure the broccoli you received is the most beautiful brocc I’ve ever seen! You and other bloggie gals are so making me want to look into this CSA business, I want loads of fruits + veggies to magically arrive at my home!

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