For anyone that is considering joining a CSA, I must issue a warning. You had better like greens. Collard greens, beet greens, kale, more kale, mustard greens, turnip greens. We were so grateful last year to be accepted into the Crown Point CSA, and worked very hard to not waste any of our share. We cut the greens off the beets and turnips. We rejuvenated wilted greens by soaking in cold water overnight in the fridge. We saved everything. This meant a lot of creative veggie-centric meals, and a lot of putting up. Alex, the resident bearded dragon, ate like a king (er, queen – as we found out last summer). The greens we couldn’t consume, we froze.
So, now, in February, we are reaching the bottom of the cold storage. We’re down to one head of cabbage, a few turnips, and a couple onions. Last week we finished the squash and potatoes. Now we turn our attention to the remainder of the veggies in the freezer. AND THERE ARE A LOT OF GREENS. (more…)