join a csa!
we recently joined the groundwork organics csa (community supported agriculture) program for fall/winter and it has been fantastic!
this is what we got in our first box. every saturday we go to their booth at the farmers’ market and pick up a bin of fresh produce. the selection changes each week which makes cooking fun. i spend saturday or sunday planning what meals we’ll have for the week based on what was in the bin.
some of the meals i made using items from this bin:
roasted chicken with roasted cauliflower, roasted fennel and chive mashed potatoes
stir fry with napa cabbage and kale
cheddar chive biscuits
salads to accompany almost every meal
chicken chive enchiladas with pureed squash sauce
one of the best things about being part of the csa is that we are eating more, and different, vegetables. so far we have discovered that we love chard, kale, and cabbage, not just spinach.
i baked my first pie over the weekend because we had gotten a batch of apples that i didn’t want to go bad. it turned out great!
this past saturday we got chanterelle mushrooms and leeks that i mixed into spaghetti carbonara. then i made a salad entirely out of the contents of our bin. the freshness really makes a different in flavor.
anyway, look up the csa programs in your area if you’re interested. i highly recommend it!
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