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My roommate and I share our CSA which is a half share of veggies, eggs, and orchard. This is our first year doing a CSA and we have been loving it! Here’s how we’ve been using the share this week:
Friday and Saturday we didn’t cook. Sunday we made a soup with the other bunch of mustard greens and lamb sausage as well as some other random veggies thrown in. We served it with bread and cheese!!
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This is our friend Yvonne doing her distribution service on Oct.06th. She is the one who introduced us to the Southside CSA. She gave us her share on week while she was out of town and we were blown away!
Our family is 3 people- two adults and a 4 year old. The share we got from Yvonne was a full share with Veggies, Berries, Orchard, Meat and Eggs. It was the 4th of July weekend and we had way more food than we could handle. We had a bbq party and ate all we could of the amazing food.
We signed up right away!
Knowing that we couldn’t manage the massive amount of food, we asked our friends who are the same size family as us, to split a share. We chose to sign up for Veggies, Berries, Orchard and eggs.
We go to every distribution and split it up on the spot. every week we alternate who gets the eggs.
This is our split. Half a bunch of red mizuna each :) some times we just pick who wants what more.. We will take the spinach and they take the arugula..Depends on the mood.
Monday night distro has also turned into our daughters favorite night of the week. she sees her friends, stays out late,- drinks fancy virgin cocktails. Nice energy and great light in the Woods.
So for Oct.06 share: we took home corn, radishes, red mizuna, spinach, tomatillos, poblano peppers, cilantro, a half pound of Chilliquita peppers, apples, gourds, a pumpkin and mustard greens- not our week for the eggs.
We live in manhattan – its a bit of a haul. we just got a car.
So for the week of eats> Continue reading →
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This week our vegetable share was: acorn squash, eggplant, tomatillos, poblano peppers, serrano peppers, tomatoes, lemon grass, onions, and kale. We also have a half berry share, which was a bag of apples, a pumpkin, and a (decorative?) gourd.
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Our share last week = blueberries, peaches, shiro plums, eggs, Swiss chard, red leaf lettuce, carrots, potatoes, lemongrass, onions, leeks and corn. Peaches and plums were quickly eaten as is, I think we washed them.
- 3 cups blueberries (frozen and thawed or fresh)
- 3/4 cup honey (you can use more or less depending on how tart your berries are)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Place the blueberries in a medium sized sauce pan and crush them with the back of a fork or using a potato masher.
- Add the honey, lemon juice, and lemon zest, then bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir frequently while the mixture boils for 15-20 minutes and it starts to thicken. The best way to test if it’s done is to put a spoonful in the freezer for 5 minutes. If it won’t easily pour off of the spoon when you remove it from the freezer, then it’s done.
- Skim off any foam, then ladle the jam into a sterilized jar.
- Store tightly covered in the fridge for a couple of weeks or you can use canning methods to store in a pantry for longer storage.
Marcel Forrest – We have a half share of veggies and eggs that feeds me (Jason) and my boyfriend (Marcel). I was so excited as this is my first year as a member of the CSA and my first share of veggies! I came to distribution not sure what to expect and was delighted by the variety.
This week’s haul
● 1/2 lb lettuce
● 1/2 lb baby bok choy
● 1/2 lb english peas
● 1/2 pound garlic scrapes (yea!)
● 1 bunch swiss chard
● 1 bunch cilantro
● 1 bunch garlic (4 pieces)
One bag is enough to carry everything home.
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Since I find myself juggling quite a bit during the week (freelancing, an energetic toddler, school, a dog, a hard working husband and toddler classes & activities), I make an effort to spend one day cooking a multitude of things in anticipation of the busy week ahead. Though I do tend to cook most of our meals, I have learned many ways to cut cut corners and save time.
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