After today, there will be two more East Nashville Farmers Markets and then the corner of Tenth and Russell becomes a quiet, green square of grass until next Spring. For some market regulars, Wednesday afternoon at the market is the place to pick up dinner and a few extras for the week. For others, it is the source of fresh food now and food to can, freeze, dehydrate and fill a root cellar for later.
Here's the thing: Those farmers? The ones you pick up a CSA box, bag or basket from? Many of them are offering CSA subscriptions for the winter months.
Okay, do not flip over to Facebook yet. Hear me out. A CSA share does not mean you're destined to get a box full of butternut squash and a couple of collard leaves.* Here is a list of some of the things you can expect to find in your share: lettuce, kale, broccoli, cabbage, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnips, all things good, green and leafy, onions and tatsoi.
Tatsoi? Really? You've never heard of tatsoi?
Excuse me for a moment.
I'm back. This is tatsoi:
Double checking here. You're going to miss out on Tatsoi?
|John Goodman is disappointed.|
|So is this rabbit.|
|These crabby woodland creatures missed out on getting winter CSA shares!|
*Yes, I typed "leafs" and nearly left it that way. Hockey much, Jas?