Friday, January 9, 2015

I Love my CSA

 CSA=Community Supported Agriculture.  I pick my box up every other Wednesday at a drop off place less than a mile from my house.  This is the first time I have signed up for a CSA and I am loving it. I doubt I will continue through the summer since I like to go out and forage for myself but with all the farm markets closed and no local produce to be found anywhere during the winter, this is perfect.

 It's always a surprise to see what is in the box.  They send an email a day ahead of delivery listing what to expect and giving you recipes for the items.  Fresh new potatoes are always welcome.

 And lettuce from a hoop house....perfect!  I love having fresh lettuce this time of year.

 Big bulky knobby carrots give me goosebumps.  So much better than store bought.

 My all time favorite...fresh eggs.  Teddy had one for breakfast this morning.  And I got a jar of rhubarb jam.

 A chunk of local cheese and tomatillo salsa.

Rome apples, turnips, shallots and acorn squash.  I'll show you what I made with some of this tomorrow.