CSA List

Delicata Squash

Radish – French Breakfast

Spinach – Bordeaux

Carrots – Sugar Snax

Lettuce Mix


Kale / Swiss Chard

Sweet / Hot Peppers

Sweet Potatoes – Beauregard


We’re not sure what took us so long to try it, but last year we bought some delicata squash from another local farmer and after trying it we immediately knew we would be growing some ourselves.  This squash has a taste along the lines of a sweet potato/butternut, but the skin is very delicate and requires no peeling.  Delicata squash can be baked, sautéed, steamed, or cubed and added to soups and stews.  It was very popular in the early 20th century according to one of our internet sources.  Why on Earth did it ever fall out of popularity?!?

The first time I heard of French breakfast radishes I pictured radishes floating in my bowl of cheerios and quite frankly was not at all appetized.   However, these little gems are believed to have gotten their name as marketers in Paris were known to snack on the radishes with salt and butter mid-morning while they sold their produce.  This variety was introduced in Paris in 1879 and has a mildly spicy taste.  Roasting them tends to mellow them out and bring out a hint of sweetness.  The greens are also edible and go well with omelets.

Speaking of greens, ’tis the season.  This week we have 4 types of greens in the CSA box.  Spinach is back for the first time since early June.   We have two types,  a traditional savoy leaf spinach and a red tinged spinach called Bordeaux.  No, I did not detect any hint of a wine taste in the Bordeaux spinach unfortunately!

Have a great week,