Iron Creek CSA, Weeks 2 and 3

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June 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Two rainy weeks, two more weeks of vegetables from our Iron Creek Farm CSA. Here’s what we received during Week 2:

Iron Creek CSA, week 2

The contents were:

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 small bunch of spinach
  • 3 small beets
  • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes
  • 4 tomatoes on the vine
  • 1 head Boston butter lettuce
  • garlic scapes
  • 3 English cucumbers
  • 4 zucchini

From these we made a crustless quiche with spinach, garlic, and Twin Oaks bacon; roasted beet and beet green risotto; moussaka with this eggplant and the one received last week and with ground lamb from our Mink Creek Farm CSA; garlic scape omelets; and many salads with the lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

Here’s our bounty from Week 3:

Iron Creek CSA, week 3

The contents were:

  • 3 small beets
  • romaine lettuce
  • oak leaf lettuce (I think that’s what the leafy head of greens is on the right side…)
  • garlic scapes
  • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes
  • 4 tomatoes on the vine
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 4 zucchini
  • 3 English cucumbers
  • 1 eggplant

I think we’re finally starting get a little behind in eating all of our veggies. This week we’ve been eating leftover moussaka and beet risotto, while trying to clear out our freezer of Mint Creek Farm CSA meats. The heirloom tomatoes were a little squishy this week and one didn’t make it to a salad. I’m thinking of making a beet and Prairie Farm goat cheese “carpaccio”. We’re thinking of making a veggie lasagna, using the tomatoes and zucchini and whatever else finds it way in there. I think I’m also going to try making some baba-ganoush with the eggplant.

We’re also thinking of worm composting, but that’s another post for another time…

Have a great holiday weekend!

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One Comment

  1. I have a few similar treasures in my Harvest Moon CSA this week but I remain green, red and bright yellow with envy of your tomato haul! I love your beet carpaccio idea- particularly if you have access to a thinly sliced Kellogs Breakfast tomato or some other yellow-orange acidic number. Yum!

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