Member Diary #23- Devoe Street

I would like to say to anyone exploring and contemplating joining the Southside CSA, you will not be disappointed! Likely you are doing research because enjoying freshly harvested, vibrant and tasty local fruit and vegetables is important to you and your happiness! It took me many years to take the plunge, and you may possibly share some of my early hesitations. Can I utilize all of the food before it goes bad, will any of it go to waste, will it be overwhelming? I decided this was the year for many reasons, but I took it on as a challenge and I am so glad I did. You have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of vegetables, taste some you have never even heard of, and give your body the super nutrients that come from these fresh earth-borne delicacies on a regular basis. You eat (certainly with some supplementation) according to the seasonal clock which is great for you as well as the local farmers and the environment. My personal challenges were to cook more, utilize more variety, spend less, try recipes outside my comfort zone, and get way more of the good stuff in.

Our Devoe Street group consists of myself (Dee Dee), my boyfriend (Andy) and our fabulous neighbors (Karen & Dave). We have a Deluxe share which is a full veggy, full orchard, full berry and half egg share. Sharing with your neighbors is a great way to go if you can (especially if there are only 1 or 2 of you in your home) as it makes it fun, keeps the cost down and you can share pick up, recipes and even dinner!  Karen and Dave are great cooks! This week we received another wonderful fall bounty:

  • 1 bucket of apples-4 lbs of Empire & Joroman
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 6 Potatoes
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 Bunch of Kale
  • 2 lbs of frying peppers
  • 1 Butternut squash
  • Lemongrass
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • Parsley

Although I swear I have been experimenting way out of my comfort zone, this week may be slightly less optimistic in terms of creativity as we are headed for a holiday and want to make sure we use everything before we leave. So I will dub this ‘realistic week’.   Continue reading

Week #23 – Oct 3rd [Aweek]

oct 3rd shares to be posted

mimomex veg share

greig farm “berry” share

ny state orchard share

mimomex egg share

northwind farms meat share


Member Diary #22: 135 South First

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:

  • 3 beets
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 3 green peppers
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 red onions
  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes

We celebrated a successful pick-up with rum drinks highlighted by the bunch of fresh mint! Continue reading

Week #22 – Sept 26 [Bweek]

MimoMex Vegetable Share

  • 1 lb Bell Peppers
  • 1 1/2 lb New Potatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • Choice of 1 Winter Squash; Butternut or Acorn
  • 3 Beets
  • 1 bunch Mint
  • 1 1/2 lb Sweet Potatoes

Greig Farm “Berry” Share

  • 1 bucket Stamen-Weinsap Apples

NY State Orchard Share

  • 2 lbs Empire Apples
  • 2 lbs Red Delicious Apples

MimoMex Egg Share

  • 1 dozen farm fresh Eggs

Northwind Farms Meat Share

  • Chorizo Sausage
  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1 Short Ribs