CSA Bag: Week 1

by Kelli H. on June 1, 2011

Good Morning! Isn’t a table full of veggies a nice picture to see?  Some of you already know what CSA stands for but some of you do not, it’s Community Supported Agriculture.  My mom and I joined the farm, Tierra Vegetables, which is a part of CSA.  We pay once a month and each Tuesday we’ll go to the farm and pick up our vegetables that were picked that morning.  Above is what we got!  I’m not 100% sure how much of each we got but I know we got
1/2 pound lettuce
1 1/4 pound spinach 
2 pounds carrots
1 bundle cilantro
4 beets
rhubarb
and fava beans.  I’m not sure how many pounds of fava beans. 
Last night I tried the spinach, lettuce, beets, and carrots.  I can assure you, it all tasted so fresh! The carrots were out of this world flavorful.  The lettuce, spinach, and beets were also the most fresh tasting!  It’s so different knowing exactly where your veggies were grown and that they weren’t transported from far away or a different country.  I’m really excited about this and think others should check it out.  Here is the website where we found a farm near us that participates in this program: CSA
This is definitely changing my schedule up a bit but it’s totally worth having the fresh, organic vegetables available. I can’t wait to use up that rhubarb since I’ve never bought it before.  I’ll be pushed to try new things in my cooking and I’m pretty happy about it. I believe the one we joined goes from June-November.  I’m not sure how long I’ll do it for but I’m going to definitely try to do it through the summer.

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David June 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Very happy to be on this CSA program now! I can definitely taste the difference in this produce compared to our regular store-bought non-organic stuff.

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Made in Sonoma June 6, 2011 at 4:19 am

@David
Me too. 🙂

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