07 June 2007

CSA Week 1

We joined a CSA this year. It's something I've wanted to do before, but it seemed daunting when it was just two of us and we were still living in the city. But last year, while talking to one of the parents at Miss M.'s daycare, I found out about a CSA that delivers to the next town over. Organic. Biodynamic. Almost local (the farm is about 100 miles away from us). We may not be able to eat everything ourselves, since Miss M.'s idea of a vegetable is frozen peas straight from the freezer, but we can share what we can't use.

Today was the first pick-up. We got:

  • Red Russian Kale
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Salad Mix
  • Arugula

Funnily enough, after we'd gotten home, I called a neighbor about something, and her husband said she was off picking up their vegetables. Turns out, they also joined the same CSA. Small world.

For dinner last night, we had a big salad with lettuce and arugula, diced turnips, sliced radishes, grape tomatoes (organic but far from local), leftover grilled chicken and some grated provolone. Dessert was local strawberries that I'd gotten at the Greenmarket in the morning. It was a perfect meal. Tonight, we'll do something like mixed sauteed greens with the kale, broccoli rabe and turnip greens.

I am looking forward to what the summer will bring.


Furrow said...

Dude!* You just totally stole my next blog post! We have joined a CSA this year, as well. Delivery day causes a mix of excitement and anxiety as I try to figure out exactly what we are going to do with 4 cucumbers in one week. And don't get me started on the egg backlog. Cucumber quiche?

*(yes, I did call you dude.)

niobe said...

Ooooo...I clicked on your link and there's one that delivers literally down the street from me. I'll have to check into this.

Thank you. Thank you. How is it that I've never heard of this before?

BOSSY said...

You mean you aren't living from the foods in your freezer like Bossy? Shame on the Healthy Lifestyle thing!

Maewen Archer said...

I am so jealous. I can't believe how hard it is to find stuff like this in Texas -- then again we are the worst in the country for the environment, so I don't know why it surprises me that we're not big on local farms either. *sigh* Enjoy your beautiful produce!

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous. I was trying to make kale soup the other day and couldn't find kale ANYWHERE. Had to use spinach.

painted maypole said...

frozen peas straight from the freezer! I used to LOVE that as a child.

Mmmm... I could go for some right now, but I have none.