I hope you all had wonderful holiday celebrations the past few weeks. Mine was busy with our holiday store, and I am looking forward to slowing down for the next couple of months and working on several projects that I put off until these cold days.
I have been dreading today all week. While it's sunny and almost balmy at 22 degrees while I type this, it was anything but that at 6:00 this morning. Some people thrive in cold weather. I am not one of those people. But you needed your CSA food, and our farmers needed to ship their products, so a few of us braved the cold and got it done.
So far, all of our CSA shares have consisted of products from our farms. I'm sure some of you are tiring of cabbage or squash. Next time, we will have additional veggies from an organic farmer's cooperative in the eastern part of PA to supplement our farmers' products and give you more variety. We cooperate with other farms and stores in our area to bring their produce "out west" to save fuel and have a lower imprint on the environment. You can look forward to new flavors in the coming months, including sweet potatoes, parsnips, and mushrooms.
- 1 acorn squash from Detweiler Farm
- 1 cabbage from Detweiler Farm
- 1 lb. popcorn from Detweiler Farm
- 1 lb. beets from Detweiler Farm
- 2 lb. potatoes from Detweiler Farm
- 1 garlic from Detweiler Farm
- 2 heads lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
- 1 bag pea shoots from Harmony Grove Farm
Choosing recipes to share can be a difficult task. Some of our members choose a vegetarian or vegan diet. Some choose paleo. Some eat a standard American diet but know they should eat healthier. Some eat gluten-free. Some deal with food allergies. I could continue listing variations, but you get the picture. I try to choose a variety of recipes so that you can always find some here that fit your family's needs. I always look for recipes with all or most whole foods rather than processed ingredients.
Roasted Winter Veggie Power Bowl: My family had this for lunch today, and it is delicious! We subbed acorn squash for the butternut and added some sliced red onion and pea shoots. We didn't have parsnips, so we left them out. You could add a protein like chicken breasts or garbanzo beans.
Peanut Chicken Keto Wraps: I would use lettuce rather than Swiss chard in these. If you're not familiar with aminos, they are a healthier substitute for soy sauce. You can choose coconut aminos or Braggs liquid aminos...or just use soy sauce if that's what you're used to.
Roasted Beet Salad with Pea Shoots (the recipe title for this says it has chevre in it, but there is no chevre in either the recipe or photos. Feel free to add some if you want!)
Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers: The comments on this recipe say they are delicious.