This week marked the start of my CSA’s weekly farm share! Last summer, A, B, and I split a CSA share from The Food Project. In my opinion, it was a tremendous value, perhaps because I paid one lump sum in the beginning and got bags and bags of fresh, local produce into November. We ate our way through fields of leafy greens, swiss chard, beets, zucchini, squash, and delicious heirloom tomatoes. I also froze bags of shredded zucchini and roasted tomatoes and ate them through the winter. In fact, I made my last bag of frozen tomatoes into a delicious sauce a couple weeks ago.
Yesterday, I went to A’s to pick up my share. This year, there will be four of us splitting the bounty. Since there will be fewer veggies than last year, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to eat everything while it is fresh. Also, there’s a new man in my life and I’m hoping he and I will cook and eat a lot of it together. In fact, we’re going to cook some Swiss chard tonight! Also, because this year’s share is split four ways instead of three, I’m hoping to supplement the week’s veggies with visits to the Saturday morning farmer’s market in my town. Yum!
I won’t be posting pics of veggies every week, but since this was a special week, I thought I’d show off what I got. This week’s share included my beloved Swiss chard, arugula, spinach, garlic scapes, a turnip, and a bag of tiny, delicious strawberries.
Stay tuned: tomorrow, I’ll post my favorite method of cooking Swiss chard!