Ah, citrus! Being in the Sunshine state, the CSA will often include a variety of citrus fruits. it may seem counter intuitive to the rest of the country but winter is citrus season, and since its also CSA share season they match up perfectly for us to share the bounty with you. We get our Citrus from different organic farms south of lake Okeechobee, depending on who has organic fruit available. This season we may see more citrus than usual due to the crazy Oriental Fruit Fly outbreak in Homestead, which is seriously affecting the tropical fruit industry down in Homestead until February of 2016. If you want to read more about the fruit fly quarantine here is a link to the original State of Emergency Press Release.
We are pretty sure we don't need to suggest any uses for your citrus, since its so easy to incorporate their delicious sunny sweetness into your daily snacking routine. Try sprinkling your grapefruit with sugar and then roasting them for a milder taste and a warming breakfast option. If you have a dehydrator and want to preserve your wintery treats heres a beautiful tutorial for creating "dehydrated citrus wheels", this summer we had an overabundance of Keylimes so we got to put up quart jars full of dehydrated wheels for use later as a snack or cooking ingredient. Smaller citrus like tangerines, limes and lemons can also be preserved! If your collection of cookbooks doesnt include "Bar Tartine" yet, we recommend you treat yourself and get a copy: its a book that focuses on creating ingredients for yourself through fermentation, pickling, powdering, and preserving, and there is a really cool preserved lemon recipe in there that incorporates mustard seeds, turmeric powder, and star anise.