Rattlesnake beans, that is. These Georgia grown rattlesnake pole beans were in the first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box for pick up by subscribers at Norcross Community Market on Opening Day. The lovely red pontiac potatoes and the tops of the torpedo onions combined nicely for Sunday lunch.
Saturday supper was a scrumptious mix of roasted heirloom yellow and zucchini squash with torpedo onions, red pontiac potatoes, baby carrots, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, and greens from broccoli. Yes, you can eat the foliage on the broccoli stalk, kind of similar to kale or collards. Per the recipe included in the CSA box, we roasted the veggies with some fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and freshly ground pepper to punch up the flavor. Served over cooked brown rice and beans or quinoa and drizzled with a vinaigrette this made a yummy and healthy meatless meal.
Breakfast included freshly made muffins bursting with Georgia blueberries. These were served with brown eggs (not in the CSA box but available from market vendors) scrambled with lightly sauteed chopped torpedo onion tops and chopped broccoli leaves and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Now what to do with the bunch of arugula and the broccoli crowns?
If you enjoy opening surprises and trying new things, maybe a CSA subscription is for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for your CSA share of what's in season from the weekly harvest of Georgia farmers. Hurry so you can be included in the next shipment to Norcross Community Market on Saturday June 11.