What’s in the Box? Summer 2012 CSA Week Nine

Orange rectangle with the white fist-shaped Vegan MoFo logo and the text "Vegan Month of Food 2012."

It seems appropriate to post about my CSA haul during MoFo. The ideal vegan diet should feature oodles and oodles of  veggies, and I love that my CSA gives me so much beautiful fresh food to eat. This week’s share, though slightly smaller than those of previous weeks, was still full of gorgeous produce.

Basket full of veggies. A huge head of lettuce and a large bunch of curly kale are particularly prominent, along with some acorn and delicata squash.

Cheeky squash face…

Clearly the cool-weather veggies are starting to come in! Those are the last sweet red peppers of the year, alas. They’ve been such a delight. Maybe this big bag o’ spinach will help make up for my loss, though:

So green!

So – what’s in the box this week?

  • Acorn squash
  • Carmen sweet pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Curly green kale
  • Delicata squash
  • Garlic
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Russet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Yellow onion

Last night S and I halved that big ol’ acorn squash and coated it with coconut oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, and a dash of salt and roasted it to sweet, tender perfection. We served it alongside sauteed kale and cannellini beans for a veggie-rich dinner. Vegan food at its freshest and finest! I’m already said that my next share will be my last of the season. :(

What should we do with the rest of our produce? What’s your favorite way to eat winter squash?

Curious about what other folks are getting in their CSA boxes this time of year? Check out the What’s in the Box? link party for this week!


6 thoughts on “What’s in the Box? Summer 2012 CSA Week Nine

    • Ah, I’d love a year-round CSA! This farm has a winter share, but it’s a little pricy and it’s only two every-other week shares or four weekly shares. Alas.


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