CSA Boxed Share 7.6.09

I always get excited when I pick up my share for the week and the box is heavy—means there’s a bunch of cool stuff inside. Although, it’s pretty funny to watch a big tattooed galoot like me carrying a box of organic veggies around and then taking pictures of it like a mental patient.

Now, this week was packed with goodies. There was red leaf lettuce, kale, zucchini, cabbage, garlic, beets, fennel, onions, cucumbers and a flying saucer-looking gourd of some sort. I usually give the beets to my mom. It’s funny to watch her get ticked that they stain her hands. I’m evil.

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Sara - July 6, 2009 10:01 PM

How did you get kale? There hasn't been any on the list for days. And cukes? We got broccoli though

Pamela Workman - July 6, 2009 11:33 PM

The "flying saucer-looking gourd of some sort" is a patty pan squash.

Also known as: Sunburst Squash or White squash or Scallopini or Button Squash. Its French name, "pâtisson," derives from a Provençal word for a cake made in a scalloped mould. The pattypan squash is also known as "cymling", "scallop squash", "custard marrow", or "custard squash".

Alternate names courtesy of wikipedia.

irene - July 7, 2009 8:58 PM

oh i love that squash, its yum! they sell it at the local produce stand. i like it sauteed w/ a lil olive oil and some salt and pepper. beets and kale too? what a score!

you've inspired me to blog about my marked down produce finds! will definitely give you credit for the idea! thanks!!

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