Beets, squash, and leeks, oh my.
Don’t forget lettuce, potatoes, radish, carrots, papalo, plums, and eggs. This week’s CSA offerings were quite beautiful.
This is my third year in the Southside CSA and it’s always a highlight of my summer. This year I have a half veggie, half orchard, half eggs, and half (shared) berry. Officially, this share is mine alone, but I tend to cook for my roommate, my boyfriend, friends or coworkers often. The vegetables make up most of my lunches and dinners for the first week with a few things saved for the next (off) week. To keep from getting overwhelmed, I set up my berry share on the opposite week of my vegetable/fruit/egg share.
What a haul this week! Cilantro, basil, carrots, kale, leeks, beets, green peppers, zucchini, purple potatoes, corn, a dozen eggs, and two kinds of plums.
Our Half Monty share of veggies, eggs, orchard, and berries is split between three
roommates: Mo, Michele, and myself, Teresa. Last month, Michele moved into her
own place, and I leave New York in just a week for the West Coast, so it’s with a heavy
heart that I cooked up this week’s share. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, and farmshare
has provided me with a welcome challenge to incorporate new items into my repertoire,
and for that I – and my palate – are forever grateful! So consider this member diary my
departing love letter to Southside CSA.
I’ve been doing the Southside CSA on and off for the past 4 years and I’m back “on” again for a bunch of reasons: the food variety is better and the share has gotten larger over the years, I’m eating more meals at home, I’ve grown more comfortable in the kitchen and it’s still really convenient for me to pick up the share at The Woods. I’m a triathlete so I don’t stop eating, ever, and the full share of veggies and half share of berries and eggs has proven to be a perfect amount of food for me. I might have people over or offer some meals to my three roommates towards the end of the week, sometimes I trade baked goods for coffee at my coffee spot or bring stuff to work to share with my colleagues but ultimately there’s barely any food leftover from the previous week and I always look forward to stocking up every Monday night. Monday and Tuesdays are my days off from my job so they’re usually heavy training, eating, and cooking/food prep days for me. This keeps the fridge relatively organized, not totally overflowing with four people’s food and I don’t have to worry about cooking the rest of the week if I take care of it all right after I pick up the share.
Hi there. We are Kelly, Jay, Aoife and Jeremy. Kelly and Jay have been subscribers to this CSA for two years, but Jeremy and I are new to the southside. We share the Woods package, and the fresh veggies each week inspire us to branch out from our traditional menus. We split up the share and sprinkle the contents throughout our weekly meals. We eat lots of salads with fresh corn, roasted peppers, and sautéed kale.
This week our share included:
We celebrated a successful pick-up with rum drinks highlighted by the bunch of fresh mint! (more…)
My boyfriend Greg and I have a Fully Monty Deluxe share. This week the share included white onions, red onion, carrots, beets, celery, kale, lettuce, squash, sage, lemongrass, eggs and blueberries.
We cook mainly vegan at home, but love the “happy” eggs we get from the farm. We both enjoy cooking, but as we’ve been particularly busy lately, our meals have been very simple. Also, once summer hits, I find that I just want to eat huge salads all the time anyway.
My one useful tip, taught to me by a Parisian girl, is to wrap greens in paper towels before putting them in the vegetable drawer in the fridge. The paper towels absorb moisture and keep the lettuce/kale/herbs crisp and fresh for over 2 weeks.
Hello! I have the full monty share and use it to cook for two people. I cook a lot and am always very inspired by making up dishes depending on what is in the share week to week- it keeps you nice and limber in the kitchen. In the summer I tend to make a lot of super light, quick dishes that are mainly vegetarian- the produce is so tasty that simple preparation is really all you need. Here are a bunch of simple and delicious ways I cook with my CSA food. (more…)
We’re two households of two each, and we’ve been sharing the full Domino plan, full orchard and half eggs. Usually, we meet up at the share on Monday nights, divvy up the goods (or arm-wrestle for the things that can’t be easily divided), grab a drink and talk shop, then return to our respective abodes to cook like fiends. But recently our schedules have made it so we had to switch weeks, with each household taking turns with the entire share. Thus, both households are ponying up for this post, with some items from the previous week’s share. So this is more of an example of how many meals you can get out of 2 weeks of a share like ours. It’s a two-fer Monday, good times!
The Nov 1 share looked like this:
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