LAST WEEK of 2014 Harvest Season

The final week of the season is upon us. Lots of Thanksgiving goodies in tonight’s distribution. B week distribution info below. Can’t wait to return to the Woods next Spring…..

MimoMex Vegetable Share
1 bunch Spinach, 1/2 pound Poblano Peppers, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 Acorn Squash, 1 Baby Sugar Pumpkin, 2 pounds Sweet Potatoes, 2 pounds Yellow Onions, 2 pounds Red Onions, 1 & 1/2 pound Red Potatoes, 1 & 1/2 Golden Potatoes, 2 pieces of Garlic

NY Orchard
2 pounds of Golden Delicious Apples & 1 jug of Cider

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Hazel’s Just as Sweet as Honey Cake

An amazing recipe video from one of our favorite members!

PS – we have MAPLE SYRUP on sale at the Info desk!!

November 17th – LAST A Week distribution

MimoMex Vegetable Share
1 Acorn Squash, 1 Butternut Squash, 2 lbs of Sweet Potatoes, 2 Leeks, 2 heads of Garlic, 1 bunch of Broccoli Rabe, 1 bunch of Kale, 1 bunch of Arugula, 1 bunch of Spinach

NY Orchard Share
2 lbs Red Delicious Apples + 1 Jug of Apple Cider

Our last A week as the season draws to a close. Looking forward to seeing everybody around the neighborhood this Winter and next Spring!

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Nov 10th B week Shares

MimoMex Vegetable Share
1 butternut squash, 2 Sweet Potatoes, 1 bunch Spinach, half pound Chilaca Peppers, 1 pound Poblano Peppers, 1 bunch Broccoli Rabe, 1 bunch Mustard Greens & 1 pound Broccoli

NY Orchard
2 pounds Red Delicious Apples & Jug of Cider

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Nov 3rd A Week Shares

MimoMex Vegetable
1 head of Cabbage, 6 Chilaca Peppers, 1 bunch of Spinach, 1 pound Red Onions, 1 pound Yellow Onions, 3 Poblano Peppers, 1 bunch Mustard Greens, 4 ears Popping Corn, 1 Butternut Squash

NY Orchard
2pounds Golden Delicious Apples & 1 Jug of Apple Cider

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COUGAR Member Diary

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In the five years we’ve been Southside CSA members, we’ve frequently planned a fall dinner party in order to share some of our haul and try out some more ambitious dishes to share in our blog post.  This year we did have a party, but one of an entirely different sort. Since we welcomed Elias, our seven month old, into our family, our meals need to be fast and ideally sharable with a baby. We still like to entertain, though, so our recipes this week will feature two meals from the beginning of the weak meant to take us through a few days, a few lightning fast meals, baby friendly treats, and some party food from the Halloween bash we threw for Elias’s buddies and their parents.

This week’s share

We pick up bi-weekly, and we have the veggie, orchard, berry, egg, and meat shares.  We began the week with several (still fresh!) leftover items from our previous week’s pickup due to some busy schedules, stomach viruses, and time spent out of town with our families. So, some items featured in this week’s meals are from the prior week.

Included in this week’s pickup: Apples, apple cider, red and yellow onions, decorative gourds (‘tis the season), popping corn, Swiss chard, two bunches of spinach, mustard greens, and a head of cabbage.

Beginning of the week meals

We began each of the last two weeks with soups.

Last week, we used up some of our CSA veggies with a corn chowder.

For this chowder we used:

  • Olive Oil
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 2 onions (CSA)
  • 6 cups of chicken stock (we used a stock made from the scraps of a Northwind Farm chicken, veggie scraps, and some CSA lemongrass for kick)
  • 4 ears of corn, kernels off the cob, and two ears reserved for the soup
  • 3 waxy potatoes (store bought)
  • 2 Cups of Cream
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. We cooked the bacon in a bit of olive oil, then took it out of the pan.
  2. Then, we sautéed up a few small onions
  3. When those were soft, we added the stock and the corn. We threw in the cobs for extra flavor
  4. Then we added the potatoes. When everything was cooked through, we added cream and salt and pepper to taste.

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This lasted us through three dinners! Continue reading

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