Saturday, December 01, 2007

box no. 24 | contents

  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli Florettes
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Kohrabi
  • Cabbage Buds
  • Butternut Squash
  • Popcorn
  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Parsnips
  • Spinach
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Winterbor Kale
  • Redbor Kale
  • Garlic
The 2007 season comes to an end...

I just picked up my last box of the season – the infamous no. 24. It’s bittersweet. On one hand, I will miss the anticipation, planning our meals for the week based on the contents, figuring out what to do with some of the trickier ingredients. I will miss not having to go to the grocery store as much and I will certainly miss the taste and quality of fresh, organic produce straight from a local farm.

On the other hand, a full CSA share box for two people is a lot to contend with. It takes planning, discipline and a lot of cooking. Don’t misunderstand – we love being shareholders (we already signed up for 2008). But it’s hard work with great rewards: now I really know what “in season” means, I truly understand the connection between the weather and crops, I’ve broadened my cooking to include ingredients that I never would have on my own.

So what is the plan for 24 boxes “off-season”? I definitely plan on continuing to post. I will have more flexibility in terms of what I can post (not limited only to box ingredients!) and I will be posting more “Book ’n Cooks” as I work through my ever-expanding cookbook collection.

Thank you for reading and following 24 boxes and I hope that you will continue to read throughout the next six months until the next 24 boxes begin.

Click here to download a pdf of the Angelic Organics Farm News for box no. 24.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi - I'm another co-op subscriber and just discovered your blog. It is awesome! The pictures are gorgeous and the recipes sound great. I'm also just cooking for 2 and the volume has been kind of a challenge. I hate to say I threw out some bags of greens. But I just figured out how easy it is to freeze greens.

I'm also signed up for next year and will continue to check in. : ) -Helen C

Beastmomma said...

I look forward to reading the Book and Cook recipes; I am really glad that I found your site. I especially appreciate the easy to print format of the recipes.

Elliott said...

I really enjoy your blog - thanks for the great recipes and the easy .pdf format. We have a hard time cooking as much as we'd like with three young kiddies in the house, but I look forward to trying more of the recipes. I did take the baked pasta and chard out for a spin and my wife and I loved it! Thanks again.