Posted on December 10, 2012 by librarylostfound
In honor of this year’s final Southside distribution, the Darling House share would like to reflect on a few of the ways this food has integrated into our lives. Some background and habits: we are a household of 4 to 5 room mates that buys most of our groceries communally. There is a whiteboard in the kitchen that we use to track our purchases, as well as the week’s haul from the CSA. We cook a large dinner together 1 to 2 times a week, and about half the share goes into communal meals. Potatoes, onions, apples, died corn and squash go into hanging baskets in our kitchen, and the rest is stored in our fridge, which is always being cleaned out and re-arranged. Those more inclined to biking usually pick up the share in a backpack on their way home from work, and then they’re able to opt out of the volunteer shifts if they want.
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Posted on September 16, 2012 by librarylostfound
This is our fourth year as CSA members. We have a Full Monty share. Each year it gets easier. By now we pretty much know what to do with everything and rarely get surprised by new vegetables. We cook mainly vegan at home (no meat, fish or dairy), but love the “happy” eggs we get from the farm.
We usually make a couple of big dishes each week that can then be eaten for lunch or dinner on days we don’t have time to cook. We try to come up with ideas for what to do with our fruit and veggies on Monday evening, then drop by the grocery store for extra recipe ingredients on Tuesday after work, and spend a couple of hours Tuesday or Wednesday cooking. We’re both competent cooks, so together it only takes us a few hours to turn most of our share into food for the week.
This week’s share included Eggs, Peaches, Apples, Acorn Squash, Kale, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Mint and Rosemary (traded half our mint for half my sister’s rosemary, so got some of both).
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Posted on August 27, 2012 by librarylostfound
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.
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Posted on August 13, 2012 by librarylostfound
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.
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Posted on July 2, 2012 by librarylostfound
This is our third year with Southside CSA and the coming of the new season has become one of the most exciting parts of our year! We are a couple sharing a half monty, including veggie, orchard, and egg share, as well as a half berry and half chicken share. We did do the meat share last year but felt like the chicken share would match our eating habits better this year. A half share for two people seems to be the right amount for us, as we both work busy jobs, but try and eat most of our dinners at home during the week and at least one big meal during the weekend.
This week was the first week of veggie share, which was very exciting. Here is the share in all of its glory on our dining table once we got home on Monday night. Especially impressive this week were the amazing amounts of strawberries and yet another beautiful big chicken from Feather Ridge:
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Posted on June 17, 2012 by librarylostfound
Last week I went for my first CSA pick-up at The Woods. After a long 2011 summer
coveting the bounty our neighbors Bridget and Kay brought back every week, this
year my boyfriend Jens and I split a Full Monty share with them and their two small
kids Ana and Hugo.
The haul on June 4 included eggs from Feather Ridge Farms along with ripe
strawberries and sugar snap peas.
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Posted on June 12, 2012 by craigskitchen
This is our 4th year being a part of the great Southside CSA. We usually do a full veggie and egg share, but after witnessing the insane berry bounty last year, we decided to go for the Full Monty Deluxe.
I cook 1-3 meals for us every day, so everything is usually eaten by my husband and I with some small dinner parties thrown in. We eat mainly vegetarian but not exclusively.
This weeks share was 1 pound of fresh green peas, 4 quarts (!) of strawberries and a dozen eggs.
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