CSA!Posted by in Food
We picked up our first share from our CSA from Root Down Farm this week. Wow! We got 2 heads of lettuce, 2 bunches of radishes, 2 bunches of bok choy, 2 bunches of broccolini, 2 bunches of broccoli raab, and a big plastic produce bag of mixed greens: kale, arugula, tot soi (no idea how to use this) and komatsuna (again, no clue). It all looked so FRESH! Now begins my challenge of learning to cook from my CSA share each week! It’s going to be fun I think. It was a lot more food than I expected, so I’ve got to buckle down and arrange our dinners around this. I usually eat salad for lunch, so I can use at least one head of lettuce for that per week.
The way this worked was that we showed up on our appointed day, checked our name off on the list then read what we were to take on a blackboard (it listed how many of each thing you could take). They provided plastic bags, but next week I will bring my grocery totes. You walked around the bins inside a little shelter and picked up your share. Quick and easy and convenient.
I’ll be sharing my cooking adventures as I learn to use new produce and find new ways to use others.
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That’s a lot of green! Sauteed greens with garlic are a go-to dish for me. Then I throw them in pasta or with sausage or with other veggies or in broth. Really easy and they cook down so much. The other way I use a lot of greens is throwing a handful into green smoothies – with frozen fruit and whatever else you like.
I have never heard of those two greens…looking forward to learning more as you figure out what to do with them 🙂
I host a weekly CSA link party and would love for you to join. You might even get some great ideas for recipes! http://inherchucks.com/2012/05/31/whats-in-the-box-28/. Hope to see you there 🙂
I’ve got to ask this: How much eggplant did you bring home?
Ana – there was no eggplant. And if there were, I would not take it since I don’t care for it and no one in my house does either.
They did not have any. And If they did, I would have not taken it. No one here likes eggplant.