Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursdays are my Favorite

Every other Thursday that is. 

Why?  Because I am able to pick up our CSA box!  This year we switched farms and it has been so worth it.  We are so thankful for our friend Lisa’s referral of Driftless Organics.  The produce is so fresh.  I can’t even describe how much better each vegetable tastes when compared to the grocery. 

DSC_1056(This week from the top left:  Snap peas, green leaf lettuce, green beans, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, raspberries, spring mix, cauliflower, golden beets, broccoli, cilantro and green onions)

Today we couldn’t hold back and filled our bellies with fresh from the vine green beans and raspberries.  There are many reasons why this CSA is better than last years’ but if you are interested here are our main points.

1.  It’s certified organic.  Not that this is necessary but at ~$14/week it’s worth it and I can’t even buy all organic produce for that price.  BTW, we split with our friend Stephanie and her family.  If we didn’t, we would only do the every other week box.

2.  With the exception of a few beets and other fun, unordinary veggies (kohlrabi, pea shoots, and garlic scapes), the bulk of the produce is comprised of varieties we love: carrots, broccoli, snap peas, etc.

3.  Pick up is convenient and the recipes they include are delicious!

Today I brought home our heaping box, including a handful of basil they had available, and promptly set making Basil, Garlic Scape, and Spinach pesto.  It’s amazing.  Seriously.  I know it will come in handy for Tomato/Mozzarella/ Pesto Paninis and Pesto, Pasta and Peas. 

Fresh produce, fresh from the garden, makes summer all the more delicious!

What garden fresh recipes are you loving this summer?

1 comment:

  1. ummm... I want to eat all of those things you're making!! That fresh produce looks amazing!