Thursday, June 10, 2010

GREENS!

Now, I have no intention of turning this into a 'food blog'. There are plenty of those already out there, by people with much more skill and devotion than I have. That being said, I got our first shipment for our farm share today, a.k.a. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and I had to dish. If you haven't heard of it, try searching the internets to see if there are any near you and sign up immediately, because it's flipping awesome. You pay a flat fee up front, and then share in the rewards (and risks) of the farming season. We're sharing ours with another couple, so every other week we get to pick up a box of whatever goodies are in season.

Last year, we definitely encountered the risks of farming. Strange weather persisted all summer (not enough rain/too much rain, extra cool temps) and it showed in the shipments of tiny veggies. Even so, we loved it. We got to try many new things, some that aren't available in most groceries (kohlrabi & celeriac anyone?). There's no way I would have even considered buying Brussels sprouts in the grocery, and I've found that they are my favorite vegetable so far (I can hear about half of you gagging).

But after last year, I was completely surprised by this spectacular bounty:


GREENS AHOY!


I'm just hoping that it won't make my forearms huge like that one guy who likes greens:

3 comments:

  1. I found out about a few CSA's near me when I got a free magazine from the library about our Farmers Market. I am going to sign up for ours I think they are a great idea.

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  2. Thank you for sharing the CSA link!!! My husband and I were actually talking about this last night and where wondering how to find out more information about a CSA in our area!!

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