CSA goodness

June 13, 2011

We decided to forgo the huge garden this year and join a local CSA. Truth is, the CSA costs less than what we spent on our garden last year, and the yield is much higher. We’re using our newfound free time to build up some nice perennial plots around the yard. And, of course we’re still growing some of our own food too. This year, we’ve got kale, salad greens, lots of potatoes, carrots,various tomatoes, a bunch of herbs, onions and garlic, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and our pear tree. We’ve also planted some pumpkins and squash for the doggies.

We’re still in shock over the quantity and variety that we are getting from the CSA. Here’s a rundown of weeks 1 and 2:

Week 1: head lettuce, baby arugula, komatsuna, tot soi, baby bok choy, garlic scallions, broccoli

Week 2: sweet hakurei turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, baby bok choy, tot soi, broccoli raab, swiss chard, baby lettuce, curly kale, red Russian kale, collards, salad greens, cilantro, dill, oregano, thyme & sage

And, we’re excited to pick up this goodness this coming week: napa cabbage, large bok choy, hakurei turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, summer squash, zucchini, cauliflower, head lettuce, arugula, baby salad mix, broccoli raab, collard greens, curly kale, red russian kale, Swiss chard

What we’ve made so far:

A delicious arugula, radish and pecan grain salad with vegan blue cheese.

Roasted potatoes and turnips with truffle oil

Greens and broccoli with cilantro pesto

Pasta with greens, garlic, olives, Field Roast sausage and an herbed dairy free cream sauce.

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One Response to “CSA goodness”

  1. You get a lot of variety with your CSA! I joined one once, but decided not to again. The growing season just started, so we really don’t get that much until later in the summer. I go to the farmer’s market instead. 🙂

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