This is what came in my CSA box last week. While we’re on that note, I am wondering if other people actually get boxes with food in it when they join a CSA? I need to take pictures of mine because there aren’t any boxes.
He gave everyone a tote bag and when we arrive on the day we said we would pick up veggies, he’s there, in his van full o good stuff. He pulls crates of various veggies out of said van and puts them in a row on the ground. Then he looks at what he has and takes out his chalk board and writes the name and number of veggies you get depending on how many shares you signed up for. He offers 1, 2 and 4 person shares. We fill our tote bags with however many veggies our share gets that week. I have to admit, it was what I was expecting at all. I kept hearing about boxes and shares and I imagined meeting him each week and getting a box all neatly packed and putting it in my car and taking home to open it like it’s a Christmas present.
Ok, so we’ve taken care of that – The veggies have been amazing. I forgot how DIRTY veggies straight from the ground are. Believe me, I slapped myself in the head when I realized I was thinking that, so no one else has to. Of course they’re dirty, they were living there until a few hours ago. I had to pick caterpillars out of my cauliflower. I’m probably not making this CSA thing sound very good, but I have to tell you I’ve been loving it. I’m going to guess that if you knew me, you might not pick me out as someone who enjoys getting dirty and picking caterpillars off veggies. Well, Surprise!
Back to veggies. I made a really good onion and squash saute to be a side for the BLTs we had for dinner. We also had some pretty tasty tomatillo salsa that I put on eggs and hot dogs (separate times, of course). I heard it would be good on fish. I’ll have to try that next time. I also made these broccoli cheese bites that were really really amazing.
There were many successes – and one massive failure. Eggplant. What do you do with eggplant that makes it good? It was soo bad, I tried to eat it fried, sauteed, with other veggies, alone, in eggs (gross). I am probably going to get at least one eggplant per week for the next few months, so someone, please help me.
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