Sunday, December 14, 2008
winter CSA distribution
With no vegetables from my garden to photograph, I took pictures of my winter half-distribution from Belmont CSA. Beautiful roots, fluffy kale, gnarly celeriac, plump happy butternuts and ears of popcorn like iridescent pearls.
Gretta said most of these crops were stored a while in a root cellar. Only the kale is freshly picked.
These photos show my half of the December CSA distribution - I share with a neighbor. At $100 per half share, which included 3 distributions (Oct, Nov and Dec), its been a SUPER value. Quality, freshness and variety are exceptional.
The share included: butternut squash, turnips, sweet potatoes, carrots, yellow and red onions, shallots, parsnips, popcorn, celeriac, kale, potatoes, cabbage (not photographed) and beets.
It gives me ideas for my garden for next year:
grow a bigger fall crop of carrots
grow more and bigger varieties of potatoes
(can you do a fall planting of potatoes?)
grow more onions too (I think I'll buy seedlings next year)
keep trying to grow parsnips,
and try growing celeriac.
Another idea - its almost time to put together my planting schedule and seed order! I usually get time for this once the holiday's wind down. That will be soon.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)