Thursday, May 20, 2010

CSA, Week 4: Same Old, Same Old

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 7:26 PM

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It is the ingrate-iest of ingrates who complains about her CSA.

Truly, I don't hear much of it around these parts. I suspect that the CSA-er is aware of the her privileges.

First of all, while I think the CSA works out well money-wise, the up-front price for a full season (May to October) is $700-plus, not something everyone can afford. Second, that person has the means to get to the markets. Third, she has the time and the energy to prepare the produce.

The only bit of grumbling I ever hear, and rarely at that, is about the repetition. The third week of that, the pound of this on top of last week's portion that wasn't quite finished ...

And so now I'm standing in front of this week's share and scratching my head over this pile of brilliant red radishes, now appearing for a fourth week. What to do? What to do?

Also in this week's share: a couple of sweet potatoes, some red potatoes, green onions, beans, basil, turnips, and carrots.

I'm considering throwing it all, save the beans and basil, in a slow-cooker. The recipe I consulted calls for potatoes, carrots, and an onion. Also, the recipe says it's good for all root vegetables, though I question adding the sweet potatoes and the turnips and radishes.

I'm open to suggestions.

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