Monday, September 28, 2009

CSA Monday....

veggie share, week 18

Scallions, Green beans, Bok Choi, Kohlrabi, Red Jalapeños, Garlic

fruit share, week 9

Descriptions of this weeks fruit share from North Star Orchard..

Stellar Apples (yellow and smooth) Wow..crunchy! Juicy! Flavorful! 'Round here, we like these way better than Honeycrisp. The combo of sweet flavor and crisp and juicy texture make these a real winner!

Razor Russet Apples (greenish/yellowish/russeted) Not to be confused with Asian pears...these are indeed apple-shaped! Slightly sweet and juicy with a great texture. These are one of our favorites for snacking.

Hosui Asian Pears - Super-sweet and yummy! Eat these right away or store them in the fridge to eat later in the week. I eat these skin and all; there's really no bitterness to the skin as there is in some other Asian pear varieties. Have a napkin handy!

Magness Pears - A sweet and juicy 'European' pear. These will need time to get a bit soft though, so let them sit on your counter for a few days until you can dent them with a finger. This can take 3 to 6 days, so you've got plenty of time to eat your other fruits first.


Jo said...

It's great that you get such variety in both your veg and fruit share.

Heather Li said...

So do you actually end up using all of your CSA share for the week?

Christopher Paquette said...

Heather- Anything that is left over at the end of the week goes into a soup.... usually a Miso Soup!

I also share things with my neighbors from time to time.