Friday, June 28, 2013

Foodie Friday-CSA

It’s CSA season!

We’re really excited to be back in a CSA (community supported agriculture) this year as we tend to consume more vegetables when we are. Eventually we hope to have a garden in our backyard but it will be a year or two before that happens. We just had a landscape plan put together (because we both have NO vision for that stuff) and will be implementing it little by little as time and money allow. So building container gardens would not be a good decision until the other pieces are in place. But enough of that talk.

CSA…this year we joined Fazenda Boa Terra on the great reviews of friends AND because they drop at our local farmer’s market just a couple of miles from our house. Best part about this is that we do not have to lug a box back and forth. Picking up at the market is so convenient as we just pick our organic produce and pop it in our bag. Easy peasy.

This week our bag was filled with:

Rainbow chard  /  kale  /  arugula  /  mixed greens  /  salad greens  /  broccoli rabe  /  leaf lettuce  /  Radishes  /  Parsley  /  Bok Choy

How did we use all these greens?

Like this:

Kale – morning smoothies  (Kale, berries, yogurt, splash of OJ, flax, banana)

Chard – Swiss Chard, Onion, and Cheese Frittata

Broccoli Rabe – Orechiette w/ Broccoli Rabe & Sausage via Ina Garten’s Foolproof

Arugula: White Pizzas via Ina Garten

Bok Choy: Braised Soy-ginger Chicken w/ Bok Choy

Salad green were used for salads and radishes for eating:)

I love how getting produce in our CSA forces us to go outside our comfort box, enjoy amazing, good for you, vegetables, and it definitely makes me get creative in the kitchen. All of the above were loved by all three of us, especially Elizabeth!

1 comment:

  1. I need to get back on getting a CSA! It definitely forces me to cook outside my comfort zone!