As many readers may know we tried a farm share or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) through Crystal Spring Farms in Brunswick for the first time this year. All summer long, from the first week in June until the last week in October (we have two more pick ups left) we received a bounty of fresh veggies once weekly. Varying each time from great staples like mixed greens, carrots, and tomatoes, to veggies I had never cooked with like kohlrabi, japanese eggplant and bok choy. For anyone who has considered investing in a farm share I strongly encourage you to try it! Now is the time to sign up. Wherever you are reading this there is likely a farm offering a CSA near you. Just google it! Now the deterant for many I'm sure is the hefty sum ($500+ depending on the farm) being spent all at once on something you can't even eat yet. If you plan ahead you can pay in installments until the share starts making it a much more manageable sum.
These three cuties were part of our share this week. To be shared with the three cuties having dinner here tonight :) Split in half and baked with a wee bit o' butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and s&p.
Swiss chard, also from our share, was steamed in apple cider vinegar and olive oil.
A whipped up a quick orzo, pumpkin seed, scallion and feta salad to have with the veggies. Perfect fall dinner for three!