Flaming-pink Watermelon Radishes and More!

Nice article in the Boston Globe about winter CSAs.

Green grows the bounty, even in winter
Shares of community supported agriculture bring fresh, local produce
By Aaron Kagan Globe Correspondent / January 26, 2011

For cooks used to supermarket produce, the rootsy offerings of a winter CSA — a community supported agriculture program in which customers buy their produce in advance — can expand one’s culinary horizons, especially when staring into a flaming-pink slice of watermelon radish.

These intensely colorful vegetables prove that the fair-weather dates of our growing season are not set in stone. In a winter CSA participants pay in the fall for vegetables they receive throughout the frigid months, thanks to simple technology such as greenhouses and climate-controlled storage space. Because cold temperatures concentrate the sweetness of vegetables such as spinach and carrots, winter CSA shares provide members with some of the most flavorful produce at a very welcome moment.

Read the rest of the story here.

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