Winter Crop Share Week 1 Report

The Fall crop-share has ended and our winter share has promptly started. I’m thinking this is more of a late-Fall share instead of a solid Winter share, but either way, we are picking up some crops weekly and I’m here to tell you all about it, and our plans to use them! I am expecting the same variety of heartier veggies that we saw in our last crop-share as the colder weather sets in. We also decreased the size we were receiving, I believe we used to receive a bushel amount and this time we opted for the Peck size. We have a lot going on and there are only two of us so I wanted to see if the smaller sized share satiated our appetites and still allowed us the same flexibility to experiment with new foods but also give us time to have some standard favorites we enjoy making. We shall see how it goes over the next month or two!

What we received to start the ‘Winter-Share’:

– White Sweet Potatoes
– Radishes
– Spinach
– Tangerines
– Kohlrabi
– Turnips
– Mushrooms
– Fuji Apples

Upcoming Meals:

There were definitely some interesting looking items in our basket this week. I have never seen, heard of or worked with Kohlrabi before. Is is supposed to be similar tasting to cabbage, but looks very different. I’m excited to find a recipe to work this into!

We really enjoyed our turnip mashed potatoes so we are looking forward to using our turnips for that paired with either chicken or steak this week! Similarly, our radishes are going to used in conjunction with mango for mango-radish salsa on our shrimp tacos. We haven’t eaten shrimp in weeks so that was a welcome treat in our baskets.

I have never cooked with white sweet potatoes and am eager to see if they have the same great taste as ‘regular’ sweet potatoes. I’m not sure how to cook these guys yet but am definitely on the hunt for something enticing to test them out! Spinach, mushrooms and extra radishes will be used in my daily lunch salad, which will be delicious and hearty!

The smaller portion this week definitely worked out this week for us. It’s allowing us some new recipes but also not an over-abundance of pressure on how to cook such a large quantity. I am looking forward to sharing some details about the kohlrabi once we cook that up!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Samantha Fiedler on November 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Please make me something with those white sweet potatoes. I have not had them either and now I am curious. Thanks! Love, Sam 🙂


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