It’s decision time.
We still have six “harvest event” coupons for our CSA, Bluebird Gardens. Six! I’m so excited! That means that, since we share a “share” with my sister’s family, each of us has three whole harvest events to choose.
I know we will do pumpkins for one and winter squash for one–I think we get 8 pumpkins for an event and 11 squash. Or something close to that.
But what to do for the third? I couldn’t hope to eat enough beets to make that worthwhile, since I’m the only one in my family who likes them.
We already have potatoes from our own garden, and although we love potatoes, my one concern would be getting through all of them before they start to get old and soft. (We just store them in the basement because we don’t have even close to enough room in the fridge.)
We’ve already had quite a lot of tomatoes, thanks to a free pre-frost tomato harvest event at the farm and a generous friend with lots of tomatoes. We could do carrots, but we already have some carrots in our own garden that still need digging, ditto turnips.
Maybe a half carrot, half garlic event? Or maybe half carrot and half squash? Anyone out there familiar with how well squash keeps? Again, we’d be stuck with just trying to keep them cool-ish and relatively dry in the basement.
This was our final harvest from last fall.
We will probably try to get there this Saturday, since that’s when the fall harvest events begin and we definitely want to get there before everything is picked over.
I do know that, whatever we pick, it will be wonderful and delicious, especially come February when the fresh veggies are pretty slim pickins. We just love our CSA!