2013 CSA Week 1

This year, Andrew and I signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  Basically, we pay a farmer for a season, and in return, we get a basket of some of their crop.  CSAs are great if you’re into local or real food, and can’t manage a large garden of your own.  This is our first time doing this, and we really like our farmers.  They don’t use any pesticides on their crop and also offer milk and various meats that we hope to try later in the season.  For those who haven’t tried a CSA before, I’ll be posting photos of our haul each week.

Some notes:  We signed up for the “small” share, which is supposed to feed 1-2 people.  A CSA may seem expensive for the price, but as you’ll see, you can get a lot of food.  I doubt Andrew and I will have to buy very much produce while we’re doing this.  Also, our farmer has greenhouses, so they are able to offer us things like tomatoes in early May after the weather here has been awful for tomatoes.

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In this week’s basket:

  • Swiss Chard
  • Strawberries
  • Green Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Eggs
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Asparagus

And just think, we’ll be getting another basket next week!  I’m excited to come up with ways to eat this delicious haul.

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