It’s finally Fall! Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing, gourds are ripening, and I couldn’t love it more!!
Part of the CSA fun is learning what’s in season in the area. Sure, I can go to the grocery store and buy oranges every day of the year, but if you stop to think about it, oranges are only grown in certain areas and at certain times, so how are there always oranges available? Eating locally has opened my eyes to eating seasonally as well. So what do Fall veggies from Our Table look like?
Pretty similar to Summer veggies at this point, but leeks are new!
Thank goodness the Our Table blog lists what’s coming each week with cooking ideas. I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten leeks, and I know for a fact I’ve never cooked with them. Apparently they’re part of the Allium family, like garlic and onions; might have to try one of these tasty sounding options:
- Leek Apple Cheddar Soup
- Creamy Caramelized Leek Soup with Maple Glazed Bacon
- Creamy Butternut Bacon and Leek Pappardelle
What’s your favorite thing to do with leeks?
Sadly, I didn’t make it in to my favorite farm store this weekend. Insert sad, crying, pouty face here. I’m feeling under the weather thanks to fellow employees bringing their second hand germs to work – thanks a lot back-to-school-season. If it weren’t for the dog, I probably wouldn’t have ever moved from bed this weekend.
How weird is it to be sad about missing grocery shopping? Not so weird when it’s a place that knows you by name, treats you like a friend, and has fireplace seating!
Maybe this is the Theraflu talking, but I’m counting down the days until we’re reunited!
(The fun legal disclosure: This September is membership month at Our Table and I’m partnering with them for a blog series sharing my co-op story and how they help me eat local. I am receiving a small discount on purchases I make, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. If I didn’t genuinely love this place I would not be telling you about it. Check out all my Our Table coverage here!)