Vegan Mofo #18: Winter Food Basket

For those of you who have been following me for awhile now you know that last year my husband and I participated in a Winter CSA through Pete’s Greens of Craftsbury, VT.  This year my husband’s work is subsidizing a Winter Food Basket that we  get every 2 weeks starting November 9th.  All the produce comes from local Vermont Farms:

  • Adam’s Berry Farm
  • AH Mushrooms
  • Arethusa Collective Farm
  • Brotherly Farm
  • Champlain Orchards
  • Does’ Leap Farm
  • Dragonfly Sugarworks
  • Farm Between
  • Hazendale Farm
  • Jericho Settlers’ Farm
  • Maple Wind Farm
  • Maplewood Farm
  • Open Heart Farm
  • Pitchfork Farm
  • River Berry Farm
  • Rockville Market Farm
  • Sreamin’ Ridge Farm
  • Stray Cat Flower Farm
  • Sugarsnap Farm
  • Valley Dream Farm
  • Willow Hill Farm
  • What I love about this share is 1. it is vegan!, our share last year was a vegetarian localvore share and so we split it with an omni couple who took all the dairy and eggs, 2. not all the produce is coming from one distributer, 3. it’s cheaper than last year and still gives us the ability to pick up other items and stay on budget. My husband and I are both so excited to see what we will get- it’s like a new challenge each week to use all of our produce in new and interesting ways. Below is an example of what we can be expecting (does not show last week of share):

    Winter Vegetable $395 (which breaks down to an average of $24.50 a week)

    This share showcases the abundant Vermont winter vegetable harvest. You will recieve a variety of vegetables, ranging from fresh salad greens, mushrooms and potatoes to winter squash, carrots and onions. This share will also include apples and cider.

     

    Nov. 9

    Nov. 23

    Dec. 7

    Dec. 21

    Jan. 4

    Jan. 18

    Feb. 1

     mesclun

     mesclun

    mesclun

    mesclun

    mushrooms

    carrots

    mushrooms

     spinach

     spinach

     spinach

     spinach

     carrots

     beets

     carrots

     mushrooms

     kale

     mushrooms

     kale

     shallots

     cabbage

     celeriac

     kale

     brussel sprouts

     kale

     brussel sprouts

     cabbage

     potatoes

     cabbage

     fennel

     carrots

     fennel

     carrots

     potatoes

     onions

     potatoes

     brussel sprouts

     beets

     carrots

     beets

     rutabaga

     rutabaga

     shallots

     carrots

     cabbage

     napa cabbage

     cabbage

     turnips

     turnips

     rutabaga

     napa cabbage

     potatoes

     potatoes

     potatoes

     celeriac

     parsnips

     turnips

     potatoes

     onions

     onions

     onions

     winter squash

     winter squash

     winter squash

     onions

     shallots

     rutabaga

     turnips

     garlic

     garlic

     garlic

     parsnips

     rutabaga

     winter squash

     parsnips

     apples

     cider

     apples

     celeriac

     turnips

     garlic

     winter squash

     

     

     

     winter squash

     winter squash

     leeks

     garlic

     

     

     

     garlic

    garlic

     apples

     cider

     

     

     

     leeks

     cider

     

     

     

     

     

     apples

     

             
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    8 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo #18: Winter Food Basket

    1. Mary

      Oh my goodness, that sounds fabulous! I tried to get into a winter CSA last year, but it was so popular there were no spots left! Lucky you, brussels sprouts!

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    2. Andrea

      In Wisconsin we belonged to a CSA that went from May to Jan. and I loved the winter veggies like celery root, sweet potatoes and turnips. Here in Seattle there are farmers markets that go year round, and I’m curious to see what they offer in winter.

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    3. Christina

      That all sounds marvelous :) I love that variety you receive. And do you find that, between two people, you finish all the food? My family (total of three people) has been debating on whether we should get these food baskets, but we worry we won’t finish it.

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    4. cookingforaveganlover

      I am not sure – we haven’t done this one yet but I think because it is only every 2 weeks we will do okay- we also juice a lot so greens will go fast and it’s nice that hearty veggies like potatoes and squash and cabbage last a bit longer. It really depends though on where you are and how much produce is available to the CSA- I know last year we split a share that was every week and I went through it really fast – if you are interetsted i’d find a CSA near you and ask the farm what you can expect.

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