Something was lacking from my CSA pickup today, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Was it beets? No, those were there. Celery root? Nope. Got three. Squash? I should be so lucky (but at least we’re down to single digits now). The carrots, on the other hand, haven’t abated. At six pounds every week, they’re soon to be the new squash. Potatoes, turnips, rutabagas. Check, check, check. Even greenhouse greens. Plus, I got extra parsnips from a nice guy who was willing to share.
It took me the whole ride home to figure out what was missing. Can you guess?
This picture is for Alecto over at Alecto’s Ophelia who was curious about what exactly I get at the farmshare. This is a light day, so to speak (everything’s way easier to understand in menstrual terms). Things are starting to run out in the root cellar. The heavier days earlier in the cycle had WAY more squash, not to mention cabbage, pumpkins, garlic, various radishes, and Brussels sprouts on the stalk (Yes, stalk. Did you think they dangled from tree branches like Easter eggs, too?).
My point is, I should have taken a picture in November when the quantity was easily double, but this is still good. We still have trouble eating it all.
(BTW, while you’re over at Alecto’s, check out her family’s version of What the World Eats. [Update: Ali at Henbogle did this, too.] I would follow suit, but then I would have to fess up that I have fish sticks and French fries in my freezer just like everybody else. It would also require a shopping trip. Anyone up to the challenge? Do I smell a meme?)