apples, atlantic white potatoes, beets, bibb lettuce, claytonia, fingerling potatoes, gold carrots, microgreens, parsnips, pink lady, purple carrots, red carrots, red delicious, red-tinged lolla rose lettuce, yellow onions
I picked up my Star Hollow Farm CSA share today. What a beautiful variety of produce…and all for $42.65! I haven’t exactly figured out what to do with my bounty, but I’m excited. Perhaps I’ll make some roasted vegetables, butternut squash soup and risotto.
Gold, Red, Purple & Orange Carrots and Parsnips
Bibb & Red-Tinged Lolla Rose Lettuce and Yellow Onions
Claytonia (the green leaves on the left side of the picture) are also known as miner’s lettuce. According to Star Hollow Farm, this delicate lettuce is originally from California and takes its common name from the 49ers who found it growing wild and used it as a fresh salad green.
Greenhouse-grown Asian greens (pictured below) are harvested with the seed leaves (the cotyledons) and the first true leaves.
Mixed Beets & Butternut Squash
LaRatte Fingerling Potatoes and Atlantic White Potatoes
LaRatte fingerling potatoes (pictured up close in the image below) are a French variety of fingerling potatoes that are moist, flavorful, and easy to prepare. According to Star Hollow Farm they are good roasted whole, or sliced and sautéed with onions. Atlantic white potatoes (pictured in the back right of the image below) are good fried, roasted, or mashed.
Pink Lady and Red Delicious Apples
Whispering Brook Farm Sharp Cheddar Cheese & Free-Roaming, Pastured Hen Brown
Eric J. Howard said:
You are so lucky!, I have to wait until June before the CSA shares start arriving in the cold (now rain-soaked) Northeast. Enjoy!
That’s awesome that you are doing a CSA this summer. Did you do one last year? What farm in the Boston area?
Eric J. Howard said:
Yep, well I took a 3rd of a share last year from the Parker Farm CSA, but I have not seen anything about them this year (I am kind of afraid that the horrible growing season last year may have caused them to close up). Split it with my friends, Bridget and James, and Lizzie. None of us lived near the drop off locations so we had it delivered thanks to folks at Metro Pedal Power
This year Lizzie and I are splitting a Veggie and Fruit shares from Red Fire Farm
The cost ends up being less than $40 a week! (which is pretty good seeing how it should meet most of my needs as a new vegetarian), cannot wait till June.