29 November 2007

CSA Week 24

I took a half a vacation day yesterday because it was my day to babysit the CSA pick-up site. I got there at about 2:15 to help unload the truck and organize the boxes. And those boxes were heavy! Moving a handtruck with four crates of cabbage uphill is hard work.

But it was fun to meet all the other participants, to share cooking ideas, to bemoan the lack of leeks, to groan about more cabbage. Everyone loves onions and potatoes. Beets? Either you love 'em or you hate 'em. Everyone was sorry that we only have one more week, but thrilled that the enrollment packets for next year were available.

  • Celeriac (1)
  • Potatoes (a small basket, ~6)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Sweet Potatoes (paper bag)
  • Beets (3)
  • Onions (2)
  • Butternut Squash (1)
  • Green Cabbage (1 head)

And while I was hanging out, between checking people in and rearranging the crates, I finished one Christmas present and made some headway on another. So, a productive afternoon, in lots of ways. Moral of the story? Sign up next year for a summer day - it was COLD yesterday.


Julia said...

I totally need to find one of these deals in my neck of the woods. this sounds great.
And this week's haul sounds like borsch would be a good way to go.

Julie Pippert said...

I'm glad you had a nice time but I must say...my real comment is:

"Moving a handtruck with four crates of cabbage uphill is hard work."

That is just not a sentence you get to say or hear every day.


(My friend did this to me the other day at the store as we picked through produce, "The other day while we were hiking in the woods," she said, "We climbed over a moss-covered fallen log and found some persimmons." And I literally laughed out loud, like a hyena, in the store. I mean, wow, who gets to say something like that? She did, just then. it was purely awesome.)

Using My Words

Aliki2006 said...

I agree with Julie--that's a sentence you don't hear every day!

I love cabbage--and I often bemoan the lack of leeks...

Cynthia said...

I love beets! Yummm!

niobe said...

I am a beet-hater, myself. Though someone recently made me borsch, which was actually very good.