CSA Week 12

It is the second to last week that we will get to see each of you until the next CSA! But the weather is beautiful outside, the birds think it is Spring, and we can take joy in that before the snow/rain begins to fall 🙂 We can’t wait to see all of you on Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the pickup location at Cook Field. Next week, December 7th, we will be having a pickup as well of any crops that we have left in storage or in the ground. Please bring your boxes back that day so that we can get all of them into storage! See you all Thursday!

In this week’s cropbox…

  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Turnips
  • Squash
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach

The full shares will have larger portions of these foods as well as the opportunity to pick any other available crops up at pickup.

Also, we will be selling our Institute for Food salsa at the CSA pick up:  $6.00 per jar/$50.00 per case of 12 jars.  It’s made from farm tomatoes, peppers and onions with a recipe from our own CSA member Lora McCargish–great stocking stuffer.  All proceeds go to support the Institute for Food Farm.





Pineapple, Banana, and Kale Smoothie

If you don’t know what to do with all of the kale that we are giving you, put it into a smoothie! This recipe, in the link below, calls for peanut butter, but for some people that may be overwhelming compared to the pineapple and could turn out kinda weird. I would skip the peanut butter, but for you daredevils out there give it a try and let me know what you think!


Mashed Potato Pancakes

To fill up your tummy at the breakfast table, however, have some of these hearty mashed potato pancakes. You can make these pancakes without mashed potatoes as well, but this way you can get rid of any leftover Thanksgiving taters and use any extra that you need that you find in your CSA box this week 🙂 If you have ever gone to Patterson’s they have potato pancakes there, so bring Patterson’s into your home this Sunday morning so that you don’t have to wait in that beautiful line that we all love!



Winter Shredded Cabbage Salad

I love shredded cabbage summer salads so why not try a winter one?!? I have never heard of baking a salad, but with most of the recipes I pick, I am encouraging you all to test the known-limits of the cookery world 🙂


Potato, Leek, and Bacon Chowder

On the side of warm things for lunch, give this potato and soup chowder a shot! It has bacon so it can’t not be amazing. Because bacon is amazing. Unless you are a vegetarian, or you just don’t like bacon. Then it is neutral hahaha



Leek and Spinach Chicken with Pan Roasted Roots and Veggies

I love pan sheet roasted vegetables and with this recipe, you can make a really easy recipe that will last your family the entire week! And it is a lovely addition of color to the table. This recipe calls for a sweet potato, but if you do not want to go out and have another thing on your list to buy, then substitute it with your squash. Anything other than spaghetti squash will work really well! Also if you want to throw the potatoes and radishes onto the pan, do that! They will compliment the array of roots and veggies really well. And finally, if you have any beets hiding somewhere throw those on the sheet too. Roasted beets with balsamic are AMAZING!

Orange Ginger Turmeric Roasted Root Vegetables

I had to google what a leek was hahaha and I was shocked to see how big those suckers are! I thought they were like green onions until I saw them in person! They blew my mind. Anywho… leeks, spinach, chicken, all in a wine sauce. ‘Nuff said. Cook it. Eat it. Love it.


Fun Thanksgiving Leftover Idea

Wrapped Shredded Turkey with a Side of Cranberry and Dijon Puree

This recipe does not call for anything in your CSA box, but I know that we always have bowls of leftover cranberry sauce since my dad is the only one who eats them, but with this recipe, even I would eat cranberries! Use this recipe as an appetizer when you have friends and family over this weekend since the weather will be so beautiful.


That’s all that I have for you all this week! Take advantage of the beautiful weather this week! Go on a run, do some yard work, play with the kids in a leaf pile, build a fort to watch a late night movie, or make a picnic and take it to Hueston Woods! Whatever it is, do it with the ones you love 🙂

Happy and Healthy Eating,