Excited to have some Calypso beans in the share this week! They are also sometimes called the Yin-Yang bean or the Orca bean because of their striking black and white markings. They’re also really tasty – use them just like you would a black bean. They make great soups, burritos, tacos, and work as refried beans too! Amazing recipes for the beans and everything else in your share are available to members at Cook With What You Have. If you joined our Winter CSA you will find your password in the member email. Enjoy 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!
Just in case you haven’t heard… it is sign up time for our Summer CSA!! We’ve already bought all the supplies & hired all the folks needed to grow your delicious food for the summer so now all we need is some LOVE from our members in the form of sign ups : ) Early memberships help us get a jump on the season so if you get your check in by March 31st you’ll get a BIG THANK YOU from your farmers AND a treat from one of our favorite restaurants!!
This week your share may include…
- Dry Beans: Calypso – a beautiful black and white beans that you can cook just like a black bean.
- Savoy Cabbage: My new favorite way to cook this is Roasted Cabbage Wedges from Cook With What You Have
- Carrots: What could be better than sweet winter carrots : )
- Collard Greens: Got to love those winter greens!
- Leeks: Lovely winter leeks. This is perfect weather for a potato leek soup or a leek galette.
- Red Potatoes: Yum!
- Spinach: Really nice to have more salad!
- Tetsukabuto or Winter Sweet Squash: We’ve been looking quite awhile for a winter squash that is sweet and flavorful and stores into March. Of the varieties that fit that description, most are GIANT. We’ve tried growing those, but most folks don’t know what to do with a squash that is larger than their Thanksgiving turkey?! So we were quite happy when we heard about Winter Sweet from Johnny’s Seed. You can’t always believe what they tell you in the catalog, but in this case it appears to be true. Great flavor, long storage and under 5 pounds. Also new for us this year is a Japanese squash called Tetsukabuto. It has many of the same great qualities as Winter Sweet – sweet flavor, manageable size and long storing. It usually has a bumpy or knobby exterior, but we think you’ll like the sweet smooth interior : ) We plant on growing more of both these varieties next year! Try any of these recipes for roasted winter squash. And don’t forget that you can make “pumpkin pie” out of any of these winter squash!
- Tuscan Kale Raab: This variety is always the first to make raab – a happy harbinger of spring. And it also means that there is lots more raab, rapini & broccolini to come…
Coming soon… purple sprouting broccoli!