CSA Box: 1/4/2014 – Honeycrisp Apples

This week CSA members will enjoy….

Honeycrisp apples



Appearance:  Red blushed, with a creamy yellow background color
Flavor Profile:  Blended sweet-tart flavor.  Exceptionally juicy and crunchy.  Our most popular apple.
Uses:  Honeycrisp is best eaten fresh out of hand, or chopped for salads.  Some of our customers enjoy adding a Honeycrisp apple to a pie for a little bit of natural sweetness. 

Mutsu apples



Appearance:  Greenish-yellow skin.  Very large apples
Flavor Profile:  Super sweet and juicy.
Uses:  Excellent eaten fresh, especially as a dessert apple – slice and share with friends!  Mary Margaret says it’s also a very good frying apple, as you don’t need to add a lot of sugar because it’s naturally sweet.




Winter Squash 





Maybe you are a newbie to Sunchokes? Sunchokes are the edible tuber of a plant in the Sunflower family. They taste sweet and nutty. They are great roasted (scrub clean under cold running water with a stiff brush – slice thin – add salt, olive oil and a little fresh rosemary – cook on baking sheet at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the sunchokes are tender inside like a potato!) Or click here for our Cream of Sunchoke Soup or Jerusalem Artichoke Relish recipes! And, one warning on Sunchokes – they contain a Carbohydrate known as inulin – which some people have a difficult time processing and have some major bloating and gas as a result! Might we suggest some Beano or Gas-x prior to a sunchoke meal? Or….we have also heard that if you slice the tubers and boil them for 15 minutes with cream of tarter or lemon juice, or bake them in a 200 degree F oven for 24 hours, it will convert the inulin carbohydrate into a more digestible fructose.

Dozen Eggs

Jar of Unsweetened Applesauce

Head of Cabbage 

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