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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.
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.
We busted out the jam pot and made our first jam of the season. Strawberry jam! The batch turned out so deliciously red that i started thinking about getting a start on my Christmas jamming. Strawberry and rhubarb jam are such a great red color that they are beyond beautiful gifts. Plus they are such a sweet surprise in December. Inspiration to follow…
CSA life: May 28th – June 3rd
I chose this week to do a member diary, because I thought it would be a quiet and calm week after my teaching semester had ended, a week with plenty of time for cooking. But somehow I always think that, and I’m always wrong. This week my new class started, I had meetings and site visits everyday and many evenings.
That means that his diary ends up being what the CSA usually is in my house…something that has to be flexible and quick, something that is sometimes a chore, but often ends up making for the few moments of calm and pleasure in my running-around life. You will also get to watch the fun game that we play: how to use the random food items that we have collected in our house and turn them into something at least edible if not delicious. At this point, this is one of my favorite games, and I am so accustomed to cooking from a CSA share that have a really hard time figuring out what to do otherwise. You just go to a grocery store and look for things you want? Bizarre. After belonging to a CSA for 4 years, I find that rather overwhelming.
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