Thursday, February 4, 2016

My CSA

 I mention my CSA box often so I thought you might like to see what it is.  CSA stands for community supported agriculture. I am fortunate to be offered this option in my area where my local group gathers items from farms in our region and I get a box from them every two weeks from January through June.  It costs me around 25.00 per month.  It's wonderful to get organic lettuce like this in early February. 

 This time of year I usually get a bag of apples.  The box is different each time.

 This week's box gave me two acorn squash.  I like that I never know what I will get and then I have to figure out how to use it.

 I can never have enough potatoes.

 And I love parsnips. Yay!

 They include canned items too.  This week's is tomatillo salsa.

 And a jar of mild shoestring peppers.

I almost always get cheese.  This is a wedge of Cowbelle.
There is always a bag of stone ground oats or organic beans or flour.  This time I got stone ground cornmeal.  Often I will get apple cider, maple syrup or fresh eggs.  I now subscribe to this CSA for six months each year.