Some quick things:

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  • Frozen bread only on Thursday — McGrath’s Original, Sesame Original, and Irish Oatmeal; from Talking Breads, Ciabatta, Miche, and one lonely Seeded.
  • BUTTER BLOWOUT — Apple Valley Creamery’s grass-fed butter is on sale for $7/tub (usually $8.50).
  • This Friday is CSA Day — a great time to sign up for a veggie share with your favorite farmer. This year, Jade Family Farm and Spiral Path Farm will both be delivering to Radish & Rye on Thursdays. Of course doing your regular shopping at R&R is a great way to support farmers, too!
  • Maybe I’m getting beyond the scope of “quick things” here, but John from Jade has one of the quirkiest senses of humor I’ve ever encountered — check out his blog regarding the occasion of CSA Day from last year, or this post for more info about his CSA and greater insight into his personality.

Scroll down for the full list of what we’ll have this week!

Last night’s dinner — spaghetti with sweet Italian sausage, lots of garlic, a jar of tomatoes we canned last summer, and all the greens we had in the fridge (Swiss chard and spinach). Photo taken before pasta received a heap of shredded cheese.

Well. Nothing like some snow and ice in the middle of the week to throw me off a little.

As I write, at almost 8pm, Dusty is still over at the market finishing the weekly prep we normally have help for — but since we can walk to the market and our peeps can’t, we did it alone today. Without the accountability of having other people show up at their scheduled time, we may have gotten a late start.  But no worries! We bagged greens and boxed mushrooms in record time, and Dusty even made some of his famous Curried Carrot soup. We’ll be in good shape for you tomorrow (and the rest of the weekend) when the ice is cleared, whether by man (or woman) or by the 50 degrees allegedly in store for us.

In the meantime, we still have to eat dinner. We were thinking about venturing out to a neighborhood bar — neighborhood bars in the snow are basically the best — but then Dusty said the mesclun mix looked so good while he was bagging it that maybe we should pretty much do the opposite thing and just eat huge salads instead? We’ll make up our minds once he’s done and back home, but now I’ve started thinking about Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing, which we haven’t had in a while, and thinking maybe that’s the way to go.

And then I started thinking maybe I want to plan on roasting a chicken on Sunday evening, and wouldn’t spinach salad be a wonderful thing to go with that? But, oooh, wouldn’t roasted sweet potatoes be great on a Sunday evening, too? What about sweet potatoes with a warm bacon dressing? I bet that would be amazing! And speaking of recipes here on the R&R site, what about the one for Farro with Sausage and Bok Choy, but instead of the big bok choy, tossing in a bag of the Asian mix from Village Acres just at the very end?

Or what about the Warm Radish and Farro Salad, but with quick pickled daikons instead of the red radishes, and Asian mix instead of the radish greens, and fish sauce instead of the anchovies?

Or maybe I’m just too hungry and now that Dusty’s walked in the door I should go figure out what the actual plan is?

-Julia


Produce

Fruit

  • Fuji Apples
  • Urgent Use Granny Smith Apples
  • Pink Lady Apples

Mushrooms

  • Cremini
  • White
  • Shiitake

Onions & Garlic

  • Ugly Garlic
  • Red Onions
  • Sweet Yellow Onions
  • Shallots

Potatoes

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Japanese Sweet Potatoes

Roots

  • Red Beets
  • Carrots – ugly, regular, and small
  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Daikon Radishes
  • Purple Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Purple Top Turnips
Salad Greens 
  • Sunflower Shoot Microgreens
  • Baby Red Russian Kale
  • Asian Salad Mix
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Baby Spinach

Squash

  • Butterkin Squash
  • Butternut Squash

Bread

McGrath’s Brick Oven Bakehouse (fresh Friday & Saturday)

  • McGrath’s Original
  • Sesame Original
  • Whole Wheat Pan Bread
  • Cheesy Bread
  • Cinnamon Raisin
  • Three Seed
  • Baguettes (available frozen only)
Talking Breads (fresh Thursday) Frozen only, returns fresh next week

  • Batard
  • Ciabatta
  • Miche
  • Seeded (just one)