Farm Fresh

I mentioned in my last post that for 20 weeks this summer we will be getting a basket full of goodness from a local farm in the area in a program known as CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. There was a farmer’s market that started in our neighborhood this year, I had been looking into a few different summer CSA programs to join in the area and then found out that one of the vendors at our market would be offering a CSA. We didn’t even hesitate to sign up and its worked out great. 

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A few weeks of farm freshness

We are on week 7 and have already become masters of greens and beets. New to us this year are fennel, mustard greens and squash blossoms. We’ve been enjoying kale chips (even Daisy), soups, fruits and even fresh eggs. A couple weeks ago, we received a huge half of a head of cabbage. It was so big, we had no idea what to even do with so much cabbage. We eventually made some yummy soup and coleslaw. 

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Before and After

Both Dave and I feel great eating so many fresh veggies and they just taste ten times better than anything in the store. We are looking forward to seeing what we will get over the next 13 weeks!

CSA – Week 1

We signed up for a fall CSA subscription this past summer from a local farm. The subscription lasts for 7 weeks and we picked up our first box last week before we went to Indy.

We had a ton of veggies. We got 2 eggplants, a butternut squash, broccoli, green beans, kale, salad mix, peppers, radishes, carrots, and some apples. We gave a few things away since we would be gone for the weekend, but really made the most of all the veggies we received.

I made a baked ziti with eggplant, which was quite tasty. Otherwise we just enjoyed the veggies on the side and salads.

Here is everything from week 1:

CSA - Week 1

 

Daisy chomps on veggies

Daisy loves vegetables!

Week 2 comes tomorrow, can’t wait to see what we get.