Saturday, January 16, 2010

CSA week 20

Another cold Saturday at the farmer's market today, but with a constant drizzle to boot. There were a number of vendors out, nonetheless, and plenty of local produce. Jennifer said that Orchard Pond's plants have done well - except some of the thinner, younger crops. They are welcoming several people over the next few weeks to work on the farm. I heard there are great plans to prepare the worm castings and rainwater collection.

In this week's share:

  • carrots
  • baby radishes
  • turnips
  • rutabagas
  • collard greens

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Anonymous said...

What is a rutabaga?

Jim said...

This is a long-standing debate in our family: are rutabagas and turnips the same thing? Rutabagas are also known as "yellow turnips," so it may be they are related to one another, but they are different. In the photo, rutabagas are yellow- or darker-skinned than the purple and white turnips. They also larger, generally. You can prepare turnips and rutabagas in the same manner.

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