Sunday, September 20, 2009

Homegrown Wisconsin/Simply Wisconsin CSA Weeks 9-14

Week 9: August 12, 2009

Tomatoes, green peppers, watermelon, carrots, green beans, eggplant, sage, white onions, celery, rhubarb

Normally I'm not a fan of tomatoes, but these were good. Cut them up and grill in a skillet. The watermelon was yellow, which I've never seen before. With some apprehension I bit in, only to discover it tastes exactly like red watermelon. As usual I failed to do anything with the rhubarb so I froze it.

Week 10: August 19, 2009

Red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, bell and cubanelle peppers, carrots, green beans, raspberries, rhubarb, white onions, chard, sweet corn, two dozen eggs

A nice variety of peppers for omelets. The berries are consistently tasty. Green beans aren't really paleo but I ate them anyway (steam), as well as some of the corn (boiled). Again froze the rhubarb.

Week 11: August 26, 2009

Red tomatoes, green peppers, watermelon, basil, parsley, banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, heirloom tomatoes, red onions, sweet corn, raspberries

More good peppers and soft, crisp lettuce. The heirloom tomato was pretty tasty and juicy.

Week 12: September 2, 2009

Red tomatoes, green bell pepper, anaheim peppers, red onions, sweet corn, muskmelon (cantaloupe), lettuce, cucumber, turnip greens, two dozen eggs

The cantaloupe had a bad spot in the middle but was otherwise great. Another nice variety of peppers for omelets. The eggs are, as usual, fantastic, with golden omega-3 rich yolks.

Week 13: September 9, 2009

Tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, heirloom tomatoes, yellow onions, two of: lettuce, arugula, chard, kale, collards, or frisee

No picture because I didn't actually get this one! Oddly enough, I was in Wisconsin this week for a trail building volunteering event with the Ice Age Trail Alliance. The person who was supposed to pick it up for my, in my absence, wasn't able to. So it was donated to a local food bank. I'm sure somebody ended up eating and enjoying it.

Week 14: September 16, 2009

Orange tomatoes, green Italian fryer pepper, garlic chives, yellow onions, a very large cauliflower, kale, lettuce, potatoes, celery, pablano pepper, two dozen eggs

What a massive cauliflower! Everything has been great from this box.

Sometime during the past month they changed the name from Homegrown Wisconsin to Simply Wisconsin. Regardless of the name, sadly, the season is almost over. But the good news is they have a winter share too, which I might sign up for, and I also found out about a meat CSA from a different farm that will deliver locally grown beef, pork, chicken, and lamb from November through March. I'll definitely be signing up for that one.