Mountain Bounty CSA vegetable boxes, Nevada City, photos by Erin Thiem

Eat your greens!  I’m a huge fan of eating local produce and love seeing the fabulous variety of fruit and veggies that come through the Outside Inn’s free veggie cart over the summer.  But with only a few more weeks left of the Nevada City Farmers Market and Nevada County Growers Market it’s a good time to think about joining the Mountain Bounty Farm Winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  Click here for more information about a weekly box of either fruit or veggies from Riverdog Farm.  Sign up by November 13th to be on the first winter delivery on November 19th.  If you’re looking for more information on local farms, check out the Nevada County Grown Farm Guide.  The Outside Inn blog is excited to have one Mountain Bounty Farm vegetable CSA box to giveaway*. Post a comment on here about your favorite winter vegetable and I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday, November 19th.  Thanks Lenkaland Photography for some additional photos from the Mountain Bounty Farm, have you hugged a farmer today?

Mountain Bounty Farm, photos by Lenkaland Photography© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem and Lenkaland Photography, *Giveaway valid for new Mountain Bounty subscribers only, must pick up box in Nevada City before February 1st.

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  1. Randi
    Randi says:

    Hard to choose a favorite but I’ll go with winter squash. It can be roasted, baked, sautéed, steamed, just about any ol’ way one wishes to use it! Love to cook cubes in a hot oven so that they caramelize, then combine and purée with Indian type spices, garlic and onion to make an exquisite, beautifully orange colored dip.

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  2. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    I am a big butternut squash fan – it’s very versatile. I am excited because I just signed up for the winter CSA with Mountain Bounty. I’m looking forward to enjoying all of the great veggies they offer!!

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    • erin
      erin says:

      They do! You’ll come up with all sorts of creative ways to eat root vegetables, it’s a good challenge every week (plus other things that don’t require googling to figure out how to cook).

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  3. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    Parsnips are my favorite this year! Yum! Parsnip oven fries, roasted parsnips with potatoes and carrots, parsnip cupcakes with maple frosting, parsnip hash browns! I just love the smell of them when they are raw:)

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  4. Karen
    Karen says:

    I love all fall and winter vegetables, I have kale and broccoli growing in my garden. My favorite is delicatta and butternut squash. I just halve and slice the delicatta, toss with some olive oil,salt, and pepper roast and enjoy. No need to peel!

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  5. Amber Magnolia
    Amber Magnolia says:

    This is AMAZING. I love parsnips. Someone told me that they’re the least nutritional vegetable there is (I have yet to confirm this with research), but there is something so sweet and earthy about their taste. Speaking of earthy roots, I have to say that I love burdock just as much. Some people don’t like the flavor, but it tastes more nourishing to me than any other food. The cold months are all about rooting down into yourself and your home, and I like to roast roots to eat and make herbal root decoctions to drink at least once a week during fall & winter.

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  6. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Beets are my favorite! I love to cook enough to have some leftovers… then I put the leftovers in a bowl with a bit of balsamic vinegar, refrigerate overnight and enjoy them on a salad. Yum!

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  7. Greg Cameron
    Greg Cameron says:

    Ok people, let’s get real. Most of us eat veggies because you need to to for health. I mean really, if we didn’t do all sorts of stuff to them to make them palatable, they wouldn’t get eaten 😉 Bake them, dump dressing all over them, add cheese, etc. I mean seriously, If someone put a blow of raw broccoli next to bowl of bacon or a bowl of cheese and crackers, which one is really going to make your tummy rumble when you look at it, hmm? That said, I’m all for eating quality vegetables and I’ll vote for kale since it goes from being absolutely wretched tasting when raw to delicious with an olive oil spry and sea salt once baked a low temps in an oven.

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  8. Ariel
    Ariel says:

    I love fall, and winter, partly because of our birthdays, but I also love fall veggies. My dad grew butternut squash, and we would eat it baked with home-made butter (my mom milked Jersey cows) and maple syrup when I was growing up. It is such a perfect treat, and comfort food. Now I mostly buy it, grow a little, but that is my favorite winter veg (although greens and other root veggies are pretty sweet too)

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  1. […] The farm to fork movement is going strong in California, check out information about the Nevada City Farmers Market, Nevada County Growers Market, Food Love Project UPick Farms, Farm to Table Dinner or the Outside Inn’s Eating Out page.  Other farm related blog posts include: Farm Tour, Food and Farm Conference, Riverhill Farm and Mountain Bounty CSA. […]

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