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A CSA Season in Review: Part 1 – What We Got

November 2, 2011

This year my roommate and I decided to join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We chose Big Head Farm in South Haven, Michigan, one of the few that delivers to Chicago, and signed up for a half-share of veggies, a share of eggs, and a half-share of fruit.

Here’s what we got:

Veggie box June 4

June 4th: radishes, lettuce, lemon balm

Veggie box June 11

June 11: radishes, lettuce, beets, basil, thyme, parsley

(June 18: lettuce, beets, green onions, strawberries)

(June 25: lettuce, scallions, strawberries)

veggie box July 2

July 2: carrots (yellow, purple, and white), lettuce, scallions

veggie box July 9

July 9: kale, mustard greens, carrots, basil, sour cherries

veggie box July 23

July 23: lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini (yellow and green), sugar snap peas, royal burgundy bush beans, jalapeno (and other) peppers, blueberries

veggie box July 29

July 29: Yukon gold potatoes, squash, kale, beans, bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers

veggie box Aug.6

August 6: lots of peppers,cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, beans, blueberries, fuzzy lettuce (Was that radiccio? Was I supposed to cook it?), and a tomato

(August 13: lettuce, squash, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, basil)

veggie box Aug.20

August 20: sweet corn, kale, tomatoes, beans, peppers, peaches, pears

veggie box Aug.27

August 27: tomatoes, collard greens, beans, peppers

veggie box Sept. 3

September 3: tomatoes, peppers, beans, apples, pears, peaches, parsley

Sept. 3 again

September 3 (again)

veggie box Sept.10

September 10: butternut squash, peppers, tomatoes, collard greens

veggie box Sept. 17

September 17: potatoes, acorn squash, peppers, tomatoes, (and apples, peaches, pears)

veggie box Sept.24

September 24: potatoes, leeks, acorn squash, peppers

(October 1: leeks, cilantro, bell peppers, pumpkin, apples)

veggie box Oct. 8

October 8: sunflower seeds, pumpkin, potatoes, radishes, green onions

veggie box Oct. 15

October 15: butternut squash, lettuce, apples, pears

veggie box Oct. 25

October 25: brussel sprouts, fennel, butternut squash (and basil)

veggie box Oct.29

October 29: brussels sprouts, carrots, acorn squash, apples, cilantro, chives

There were a dozen eggs every week, they just don’t usually make it into the pictures.

Thanks, Karen and Jody!  We enjoyed all the wonderful food!

Part 2: Highlights

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