Tomatoes- savor these red globes holding the last taste of summer. We didn't get a frost yet but it's been mentioned so these really are at their end.
Swiss chard - enjoy now or freeze for later- you'll miss the fresh swiss chard when it's cold and snowy (but it is planted in our greenhouse)
Another delicata squash - be sure to give this delicious squash a try- Wegman's and epicurious have great recipes.
Butternut squash- there are endless recipes for using your butternut squash but using it for soup is a favorite. These squashes store for a long time so don't worry about using them right away. Save it for a holiday dish and brag to the family - "this is from MY farm!"
Edamame - one more container of edamame. This is a different variety compared to last week- can you taste a difference? We don't do anything fancy with out edamame - steam or boil - add salt and shell and eat right at the table! That's how it's served at our favorite asian restaurants when we order edamame (not that we really have favorite asian restaurants... that just sounded cool).
Beets- one last bunch of beets for the season - you'll see there is a mix of bull's blood beets with the dark leaves and detroit red beets with the greenish leaves.
Small bunch of celery- celery doesn't grow as well around here because the growing season isn't as long but you'll see it's just kind of small. What these little guys lack in size they make up for with taste! It is time for making soups and stews so we're sure you'll put it to good use.
Banana pepper- these are hot but delicious. We love them on homemade pizza or in quesadillas.
Lettuce - a final head of late-planted lettuce for the year. This is a golden, lime green colored lettuce that is freshly-picked and yummy... and we forgot the variety so we used lots of adjectives to throw you off.
Carrots! They were just picked so use a vegetable brush to clean off the soil and then store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. There is an array of carrot varieties and colors in your bunch of carrots - small and large orange carrots, yellow carrots and purple carrots!
Ohh, there's one more thing in the box... a note from the farm to you... Thanks.
And that's it folks. The end of the 2011 Chicken Thistle Farm CSA!