csa share 3

by Stacy

Technically it’s week 5 as we get a box every other week. My charming husband picked up the goods as I took my first of two naps yesterday. He’s a trooper.

Disappointingly, one cucumber and two red peppers were smooshed. But the rest looks pretty tasty. Apologies for crappy photos, I was going for speed.

2009-12-02 CSA share

Clockwise from top left: a lone cucumber and two red peppers, yellow wax beans and sweet peas, Floridor squash (they look like lemons!), Detroit dark red beets, yellow chard, and Romaine lettuce, red cabbage, three acorn squash, French breakfast radishes, red bulb onions, leeks, parsley and dill.


Unfortunately, the hubby has so far volunteered to help eat only the peppers, onions, and parsley. Sigh. The good thing is that I brought back a few cookbooks when we were home for Thanksgiving, so I should have some better advice on preparing new-to-us veggies. We’ll see how it goes!

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Karen Sue December 3, 2009 at 11:29 am

I’d like to know a bit more about your CSA. I’ve only really learned about them in the past year or so and now know that there are one or two near enough to me to be a possibility. I’ve started to be a little more gardening for food instead of entertainment. I haven’t gone back yet and read your whole blog, which is something I do. I found you on Homemakers Who Work and I may be there soon ,too! So any info you have from your CSA experience would be appreciated!! If its in the archives, you can just tell me to go back there!!


stacy December 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Of course! I’m so excited to have it because we’ve been “possibly moving” for the last 2 years and finally did, enabling me to get a CSA share (luckily in a warm enough place to offer them year round). Here is my first CSA post, and for all CSA-related posts (including the food I make with the produce, you can scroll through these.

I’ve read a number of blogs/communities of CSA shareholders and the biggest complains I hear are either too much produce, or too many veggies they wouldn’t normally buy. Some people get frustrated by all the greens/beets/veggie they don’t like. I like to think of it as a cooking challenge and an opportunity to try new foods I wouldn’t have chosen myself. My sister’s CSA has an event where shareholders can go and harvest their own food and see the farm which is especially fun for kids.


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