Little Potato: CSA Summer ’15 ” Week #18 (EO-B)

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My teeny niece was born last Thursday down in Chicago and I was lucky enough to attend the birth.

In honor of my new niece, who bears a potato’s name: Ida. (Ida Rose is the varietal).
In honor of our on-going sweet potato harvest€¦.
In honor of my lack of sleep and missed days of work due to attending said birth€¦

In lieu of a proper newsletter, I  share with you the lyrics of one of my favorite children’s songs by Metamora: Click YouTube link to hear the song.

Little Potato

You’re my little potato, you’re my little potato,
You’re my little potato, they dug you up,
You come from underground,

The world is big, so big, so very big
To you, it’s new, it’s new to you.

You’re my little potato, you’re my little potato,
You’re my little potato, they dug you up,
You come from underground.

Let’s talk about root crops (they dug you up),
And lamb chops (they chew on you),
And things to eat…like apples
and cheese and ‘nanas and cream,
Jellies and butter,
it’s late at night, I hope this little bottle helps you go to sleep.

They must have grown you wild,
you make a grown man a child,
I’ll go and play in the mud
to be with you my spud (potato).
When you came out looking red as a beet,
You had wrinkles on the bottoms of your feet!

Oh, you are so sweet potato!
You’re my sweet potato,
you’re my sweet potato, dug you up
You come from underground.

You smile, a smile, a little smile
The world is small, so small, it’s very small

You’re my little potato, you’re my little potato,
you’re my little potato, they dug you up,
You come from underground


In the Box

  • Acorn Squash
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Head Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • Onion, White Onion 2nd
  • Pepper, Carmen Sweet
  • Pepper, Jalapeno
  • Potato, Assorted

REGs only:

  • Chard or Kale
  • Onion, Yellow

EOs Only:

  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Red Bottle Onion
  • Sweet Dumpling Squash
  • Sweet Potato

Weekly Recipes

  1. Chopped Chinese Cabbage Salad with Turnips and Carrots
  2. Potato Gratin with Chard
  3. Hazelnut and Honey Roasted Acorn Squash
  4. Napa Cabbage Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
  5. Seared Brussels Sprouts with Rice Noodles
  6. Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Chicken and Kale
  7. Lettuce Wraps with Napa Cabbage, Salad Turnips, and Ground Meat
  8. Shepherd’s Pie with Squash, Peppers, and Late Season Greens
  9. Carrot and Acorn Squash Puree with Sage Butter
  10. Napa Kimchi with Turnips and Carrots
  11. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Miso Vinaigrette
  12. Chai Scented Sweet Potatoes
  13. Black Bean Burrito with Chipotle Sweet Potatoes and Napa Cabbage
  14. Fajitas with Chicken or Seitan, Peppers and Onions

Wednesday, October 7th” EO Group B