Tag Archives: CSA

The CSA Grind

I’m a big fan of CSAs.  I like the idea of them — urban dwellers supporting small farms and getting a bounty of incredibly fresh fruits and vegetables in exchange.  After two years with my first CSA, it was time for a change.  Why you ask?  Well, I had a few several issues with the […]

In Search of CSA

This is my first year as a CSA shareholder (if you don’t know what that is, look here, here, and here for more info, I’ll wait).  I’m past the halfway mark and have some pretty strong feelings about my current CSA thus far.  Now to be clear, I think CSA shares are great.  It’s a […]

What’s for Dinner – Succotash with Okra

So, after leaving the CSA with corn, okra, tomatoes, and peppers, I decided to whip up a modified succotash. I used 4 okra pods, 1 ear of corn, one sweet pepper, and 3 orange tomatoes.  Sliced the okra and sauteed it in olive oil.  Added the corn (kernels cut from the cob) chopped pepper and […]

CSA – Week 10?

Today’s CSA will be providing potatoes, tomatoes, corn, okra, garlic, basil, sweet and hot peppers, and ground cherries. Note that this is the millionth week I’ve gotten potatoes and I have at least 10 potatoes just sitting on my counter. *Sigh* Any ideas on what I can do with the okra?  I’d rather not fry […]

CSA – Week 7

Today’s bounty is expected to include potatoes, squash, cucumbers, stringbeans, garlic, Italian basil, and broccoli or cauliflower.  I have no idea what I’ll do with this food as I have a fridge full of Mexican food and two dinners out this week.  Looks like I need to invite folks over for a mis-matched smorgasbord so […]

CSA – Week Three

salad greens garlic scapes epazote thai basil parsley radishes And I signed up for an egg share so now I’ll have farm fresh eggs every week!

Finding Your Own CSA

There are several ways to find a CSA in your neighborhood.  You can check with producers at your local farmer’s market, ask around, or go to the local harvest website.  Local Harvest does a good job of letting you search by distance and obtain the relevant details on each CSA right from their website.  Some […]

What’s For Dinner

I picked up this week’s CSA booty last night.  I ended up with spring onions (they’re becoming quite the staple), garlic scapes, salad greens, mustard greens, oregano, and thai basil.   I was so exhausted after fighting rush hour traffic to get the pick-up site, fighting rush-hour to get home from the pick-up site, and playing tennis with […]

CSA – Week Two

This week’s CSA pick-up went much better.  I ended up with spring onions, chives, garlic scapes, basil, chinese cabbage (I think), and some greens I couldn’t recognize.  They are light green, flat triangle shaped leaves with a spicy flavor similar to arugula.  Here’s the list of what was expected: Chinese cabbage mustard greens baby onions garlic scapes […]

CSA – 1st Pick-up

My CSA pickup last night was a bust, Bust, BUST.  A total waste of time.  I ended up with two basil plants, two tomato seedlings, one oregano plant, and a handful of chives.  Did I tell you that I bought herb plants 2 weeks ago? Yeah, a BUST!