CSA: Week 15

Updated: Oct 6, 2019

This Sunday, October 6th, is your 15th Holy Basil Farm CSA delivery!

The pick list is drafted, and we will harvest Sunday morning to get you the freshest and tastiest goods. This note tells you what is in the CSA this week and gives some updates from the farm.

Projected CSA Contents

  • Beets

  • Rutabaga

  • Leeks

  • Spinach

  • Kale

  • Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkin

  • Winter Squash: Galeux d'Eysines

  • Featured Culinary and Medicinal Herb: Rosemary

The list may be updated slightly on the day of harvest based on condition and availability of product; we'll always let you know if we need to make any changes!

A Few Notes...


  • Rutabagas are members of the Brassica family and close relatives of turnips. Rutabagas are sweeter and starchier than turnips, with pale yellow flesh. You can use rutabaga as a nutritious alternative in recipes calling for potatoes (they are high in calcium and vitamins A and C); grate raw into salads; or add to root vegetable mashes, purees, bakes, or soups. Rutabagas will store well in a plastic bag the refrigerator for up to one month. Here are some rutabaga recipe ideas.

Pie Pumpkins and Winter Squash

  • Winter Luxury Pumpkins: One 3 pound pumpkin should yield enough flesh for one pumpkin pie, larger pumpkins enough for 2 or more pies. Store your pumpkins in a cool and dry location until ready to use. Cut pumpkin in half, scoop out seeds, and place cut side down on a baking sheet, adding a little bit of water. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-60 minutes, until flesh is soft and skin begins to sag. Scoop flesh away from skin and puree. This can be made into pie or soup or frozen for later use. Here is a pumpkin pie recipe idea.

  • Galeux d'Eysines: This is a french heirloom squash with deep orange, sweet and flavorful flesh. Remove skin and seeds before eating. Good for roasting, baking, and soups. Here is an heirloom pumpkin soup recipe idea.

It's easy to get your CSA

The drop-off locations are:

You will find your CSA in the cooler. It will be in a visible, well marked location. We're using canvas totes in an effort to reduce and reuse materials. The following week the CSA will be in an identical tote. Please feel free to hold on to a bag, or return it to the pick-up site. We will wash them and reuse them.

Let us know if it isn't easy to get the CSA, and we'll make it better.

Once again, thanks for supporting us! Happy to be your farmers for the 2019 growing season. Hope to connect with you in person soon for a drop-site chat, a Sunday dinner, or a farm visit! - Leah & John

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