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Veggies that Matter


Taste the the impact these local veggies have

Week 20 has arrived. For many stops, it is the end of the road, time to say goodbye to our loyal volunteers and Food Justice Warriors til next June. We'll miss swapping recipes and marveling at the size of beets together.

For a few locations, we have our very exciting, special edition extended season and holiday shares yet to go, however! If you regularly pick up somewhere without a very special edition extended season, you can order online and trek to one of the three stops to get to know a whole new set of volunteers and employees! The folks at Coventry, Oberlin, and Lakewood would simply love to make your acquaintance and will gladly gawk at the size of that turnip with you! Order online today!

It's these Food Justice Warriors who help keep all this going. The volunteers answering your questions, counting your vegetables, tracking your orders, and carelessly tossing your melons about come back year after year for one simple reason: they believe in this. Volunteers like Nicole, famous for recently putting a butternut squash whole and uncut into a slow cooker to great results, feeding her family of five a home-cooked vegetarian diet each week because she understands the environmental impact of industrial meat production. Volunteers like April, who works tirelessly to increase food access in Northeast Ohio's food deserts while feeding her family healthy, local fare. Check out the work we're doing in the new short film, Fresh, courtesy Storylens Pictures, and think about the importance of this mission when you're in the kitchen this week. Your end-of-year donation makes a difference in this community and helps make this program successful, just like our volunteers. Become a Food Justice Warrior!

Radish Frittata

8 eggs
1/4 cup milk
4 potatoes
some radishes
some radish greens
some onion
some bell pepper
2 T olive oil

Thinly slice potatoes. Pour olive oil in the bottom of a cast iron skillet and lightly brown potatoes on medium high heat. Evenly line pan with potatoes.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper. Finely chop any assorted veggies you'd like - today we used radishes, radish greens, onion, and green bell pepper. Combine with egg mixture. Pour this atop potatoes.

In a preheated oven cook at 350 F for 20 minutes.


Pumpkin chili with black beans and garbanzo beans
Courtesy Julia's Album

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (from the can or homemade)
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or water
  • 1 can black beans (15 oz, 425 g)
  • 1/2 can garbanzo beans (7.5 oz, 212 g) or white beans
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder (start with half the amount, and add more, to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (start with 1 tablespoon, reduce or add more, depending on your tastes and also on how spicy your chili powder is)
  • salt and pepper

Makes 4 lunch-size servings. You can (and should!) double this recipe, if you plan to serve this for dinner (larger portions) for 4-6 people!

1) In a large pot or skillet, cook chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes on medium heat until soft.

2) Add pumpkin, canned tomatoes (chop them up into smaller chunks), vegetable stock (or water), black beans and garbanzo beans. Add half the cumin and half the chili powder, stir everything well, and season with salt and pepper. Taste your chili, season some more with salt and pepper if needed. Add the remaining cumin (or more) and remaining chili powder (or more), if desired. Bring to boil, make sure to stir all ingredients well together to combine flavors and spices. Reduce to simmer and cook for 20 minutes on simmer.

3) Serve in soup bowls, garnished with chopped green onion.


We hope you've been enjoying the season and that you have fun this week and keep warm by roasting all those delicious local veggies.
Since City Fresh is the only week-to-week CSA in the region, you can order at will, including for the extra special edition extended season weeks at our Coventry, Oberlin, and Lakewood stops. Join us! Or maybe you're a true believer in food access and supporting local farmers, but the program just doesn't work for you right now. No worries! Donate today and show your support!

Peace and veggies,

Anna Kiss Mauser-Martinez
City Fresh
In the shares...

Pie Pumpkin
Bell Pepper

Pie Pumpkin
Spaghetti Squash
Bok Choy
Collard Greens
Banana/Anaheim Peppers

*Share Contents subject to vary stop-to-stop, due to availability

The fun continues!

We've extended our season! Continue to buy shares and enjoy all the wonderful seasonal fare Northeast Ohio has to offer through November 10th at the following Fresh Stops:

Coventry Public Library 5-7pm

November 1
Special Election Coverage Nov. 8th!

Oberlin Community Services 5-7 pm
November 2
November 9

Lakewood Public Library 5-7 PM!!

November 3
November 10


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