Adventures in CSA Land

CSA Haul

This summer I’m getting a half share of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture.) The idea is you commit to buy the produce so the farmer can go into the season knowing he has buyers and how much they will be paying. I’m actually doing it with barter this year. The CSA is with Frog Bottom Farm who need a new WordPress template coded for their website.

This means I will be getting a lot of produce with which I have never worked before. I thought I would record what I end up doing with the produce each week so I can go back to it in future years and remember what was a success and what failed. Today I received the first half share which is pictured above.

It included:

2 bunches of Chard
4 beets
2.5 lb of courgettes and squash
garlic

Garlic I have been using in mass quantities for years! Zucchini/courgettes I have used since my university days. Squash was new to me when I moved to Virginia but I’ve learned to use it in a few different ways. The challenges will come using the chard and beets. I’ve never cooked with those before. Recipes and comments will be posted later in the week.

Adventures in CSA Land

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