Saturday we got our fourth and final Winter CSA share. And what a share! This was probably my favorite of all of them. In the sturdy box we got one large bag of spinach (spinach!!!) and chard leaves, 7 or 8 apples (I don't remember), one bulb of celeriac, one fat butternut squash, a bag of dried dill, a netted bag of potatoes, a bag of beets that I won't be eating, sweet potatoes and onions, a half gallon of cider, a bag of carrots and a miraculous bag of dried black beans and dried hot chilies! WooHoo!
The beans did it for me. I struggle to make our CSA veggies into anything other than side dishes. I probably don't work hard enough. But I love the beans because they really are a main course. I cannot wait to eat them. Even if the kids might not...or won't.
I am so sad to see the CSA go. It will be late in June before we have more deliveries, and of course, we will have to pay for it all in between now and then. But for now we will munch on our beans and put spinach on everything. Bye Bye CSA!