local veggies.

I'm not sure where I first heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) (probably Real Simple), but I've wanted to do one for several years now.

Essentially, you buy a share of a local farm's produce for the season. The food that you get, and the quantity of each fruit or vegetable, varies from week to week. I like that I'm buying locally grown food (and, depending on the farm, organic produce). I also love the challenge of using whatever I get, and getting exposed to new fruits and vegetables.

The only thing that's held me back from joining up until now, is that I worried that even the smaller share of produce would be more food than I could use, or even freeze for later. So when my friend Teresa said she was interested in joining a CSA as well, we decided to join up together.

This is our bounty from this week (week 3) - green onions, squash, zucchini, red potatoes, green beans, and peaches.

So far, the biggest challenge has been using the food before it goes bad (at least, for some of it). This is partly because I've been out of town so much, I've had little time to cook in my own kitchen. It also seems like some things turn more quickly than they do when I buy them from the grocery store - I'm theorizing that this might be partly because the farm uses less chemicals to preserve the food, but I don't really know.

1 comment:

  1. I SO wish we had one in our area! But my husband's doing pretty great with our garden, so I can't complain! :-)


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