CSA Week 4

This is the part of the season that I like best.  The tomato vines are starting to tower over our heads and new vegetables are popping up weekly.  We just sampled our first beans and found our first zucchini.  Costata romanesco (pictured below) is one of our favorites and when it shows up in the boxes, I hope you’ll enjoy this Italian heirloom variety as much as we do.

romanesco (3)Week 4 CSA box:
Wild Blackberries
Beets or Carrots
Romanesco Cauliflower
Summer squash or zucchini

Large boxes add:
Snow or Snap peas

Romanesco cauliflower is a work of art unto itself.  It’s one of the vegetables that always draws comments at the farmers market such as “what IS that?” and “it’s too pretty to eat.”  We love edible art and it’s become a favorite at the farm.

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What’s coming up in the second session? Beans, tomatoes, zucchini and new varieties of summer squash, and (hopefully) cucumber will take center stage.  Stay tuned…

After a small setback with the beans, the plants are looking great.


The vines are laden with fruit. Come on tomatoes!


Costata romanesco zucchini