Oct 13, 2013

What's in the CSA box? week 1

I am so excited!

We just joined Doe Run Farms CSA.  For those of you not in the know,

CSA =  Consumer Supported Agriculture

It works by the us, the consumer, purchasing a "share" in advance of the harvest.  In exchange for our money, we get about half a bushel of farm fresh produce delivered once a week, for a specified number of weeks, to a drop site near our home.  

This is what our first week's box included:
2 pak choy (might be bok choy), 7 beets, 4 radishes, 3 kohlrabi, 2 red bell peppers, 1 tomato, one onion, 2 sweet potatoes, 2 bunches of arugula, plus freebies (eggplants and  banana peppers)

So far (in 3 days), I've used 1 1/2 of the choys and the radish bottoms to make my first ever kim chi.  I used the radish tops to make a pesto that is out of this world.  We've also managed to do away with the tomato, eggplant, and banana pepper (in a ratatouille), half of the beet greens (in a brown rice casserole) and one bunch of arugula in an omelet. 

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