Here we are…the final week of the CSA season. Needless to say, I’ve enjoyed every bit of it. Even on the nights when I stayed up later than I wanted to, processing salsa, it’s been worth it. It was very appropriate that this week was the last, as our area of Michigan saw it’s first snowflakes of the season (Mother Nature decided it would be comedic to even have about 4″ of snow on the ground east of us, where I teach). It was also my last week of football season – I’m very proud of my ‘kids’, who bundled up well and did the best that they could in weather that was windy & felt like 30*.
This means that Friday night, I have no plans. And it feels good! 🙂
- cherry tomatoes
- kabocha squash!
- assorted peppers
- swiss chard
- acorn squash
I honestly did not know the name of that squash until I sat down to write this post. I typed in ‘ugly squash’ into my Chrome browser. No joke. But seriously, I was a little afraid to touch it – it looks like it has warts! Though I’m sure it’s pretty tasty… 😉
All in all, I really enjoyed our CSA this year. Considering that I’ve gotten my feet wet with preserving and canning, I really enjoyed all the tomatoes. I got to revisit some recipes and try new twists on old favorites. But best of all, we got fantastic produce from a really terrific local farm. I can’t speak enough of how awesome it is to buy local & support local agriculture. If you have the opportunity to do so where you live, do it. You won’t be disappointed!