November 22, 2020

CSA Session 5 week 2: Thanksgiving!

In this week's CSA baskets we have Lettuce, Carrots, Purple Sweet Potatoes, Orange Sweet Potatoes, watermelon radish, purple daikon radishes, and a bunch of red radishes.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This Thursday, if we want to be exact. This week's basket is full of vegetables to make your Thanksgiving great! The sweet potatoes can be made into a delicious sweet potato pie. Like most recipes for sweet potato pie, this one calls for the orange sweet potato,  However, you could also use the purple ones and have a pie with a pop of color on your table of Thanksgiving goodies. 

Pie isn't the only use for sweet potatoes you can make Sweet Potato Casserole, or make some Baked Sweet Potato Fries, or make a Sweet Potato Carrot Bake, which all of us loved.

Of course, there's more than just sweet potatoes this week. The lettuce, carrots, and radishes would make for a delicious salad for Thanksgiving. With how beautiful these heads are, I'd hate to not use them. If salads aren't really your thing, you could eat them plain in a veggie tray!

 The vegetables are so colorful that you just have to try one (or maybe all) of them. My favorite is the watermelon radishes and purple carrots. The flavors of the two are just absolutely delicious. If we didn't have to sell them, I'd probably be eating the purple carrots all year long. The watermelon radishes are full of color and flavor- it brings a delicious punch in such a pretty package. It's one that you wouldn't expect at first, but once you try it you can't get enough.

For our family's Thanksgiving, we're always the ones in charge of bringing the vegetables. We normally would bring a salad or two, a veggie tray, and some pie. By the end of the night, the veggie tray would be gone, the salad pretty much gone and there would still be plenty of pie left for tomorrow! Of course, this year since we're staying at home, its going to be a little different- but we're still going to have our sweet potato pies.

I hope that you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!

By Maggie


November 8, 2020

CSA baskets- Session 5 Week 1

 This weeks basket is: 2 pounds sweet potatoes, kale, 1 pound of carrots, radishes and a garlic.

Our breakfast this morning had a few tasty treats that are in todays basket. We had this Bacon and Eggs Phyllo Breakfast Pizza and it was wonderful.

We're also making these Sweet Potato Gnocchi's which can go well in any soups and to top that, you can freeze it and use it at a later date! Its so fun to make because it adds some fun color to the soup.

If you really would like a fun baking challenge, you can try this Sweet Potato Souffle Pie. I think it would be hard, but would have a great taste in the end.



Sweet potato gnocchi

I don’t often make pasta from scratch, but this recipe for sweet potato gnocchi is worth the effort. It’s actually pretty easy to do, makes enough for a few meals, even for a family the size of ours. If you use almond or rice flour instead of wheat flour, it’s a gluten free pasta option. And they are delicious, whether you use the purple or orange sweet potatoes.

This recipe I use for the gnocchi also explains how to sauté them as a side dish. But our favorite use of sweet potato gnocchi is in this chicken gnocchi soup that tastes like the Olive Garden soup.


November 1, 2020

Session four, week 5 CSA delivery

 In this week’s basket, there is one spaghetti squash, 1 pound of beets, 1 pound of carrots, 2 onions, a garlic and some cilantro.

A fun recipe for your beets and carrots is theMaple Roasted Beets and Carrots. It sounds really good. Now for your spaghetti squash, this Harvest Squash Casserole sounds like something great for a cold night (not that there's going to be any this week) 

Feeling creative? Our market customers brag about their carrot pesto.We haven’t made this yet ourselves, but our family sure enjoyed the other pestos we’ve tried. Except for baby John; he called it green slime. 

Personally, green slime on spaghetti squash is always a winner for me.


October 31, 2020

Halloween Market

 Happy Halloween from the Sleichters! We're taking advantage of tonights harvest moon to get some picking done before the market.

We will be at the market tomorrow in Manhattan with plenty of vegetables including...

  • Sweet Potatoes
    • purple and orange
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
    • black, red, watermelon, daikon
  • Onions
  • Carrots
    • Orange, Yellow and Purple
  • Garlic
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • The very last of our Tomatoes
  • and Kitchen Squash galore
    • Butternut, Spaghetti, Red Kuri, Delacata, Pink Banana and more
Yep you read that right. I said Kitchen Squash. We've picked SO many vegetables this year that we've ran out of storage room so we have 3 mineral tubs of squash sitting in our kitchen. They're really in our way and I trip over at least one tub daily.

If you'd like to see some great Halloween treats and goodies to make with your vegetables, just check out our CSA blog post here

We hope to see you at the market tomorrow and Happy Halloween!