Sebastian Member Diary – Week of May 19

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I split a share with 2 other families last year and it worked out so well that we decided to do it again this year! We realized that this way we each get a bounty of goodies every 3 weeks, and not the weekly/ bi-weekly necessity. Each of our families have 3-4 hearty mouths to feed and individually all have a love of cooking. Splitting our CSA was a way to support local farms, but still be able to manage the amount of produce we committed to. Our share consists of fruit, berries, veggies and egg.
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I’ve gotten in the habit of combining the Monday pick up with an outdoor activity for my 3y/o Evan. The park across from The Woods is a perfect place to hangout, have a picnic dinner or run around for an hour or so, before we pick up our produce.
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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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VLAD Member Diary – Week #20

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VLAD’s CSA share of veggies and meat is split between Jenny, Laura Jo , Jordan, and Marc. Laura and Jordan lived together and split one half and Jenny & Marc split the other.

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For the week of September 9th, the CSA haul was tomatillos, swiss chard, green peppers, eggplant, mini purple eggplant, habanero peppers, tomatoes, zucchini,  and lemongrass. The meat was a bone-in pork loin, a top sirloin steak, and a chicken.

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BOTZ-GREEN Member Diary

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We are new to the Southside CSA and enjoying it immensely. We are trying to eat especially healthy as I’m expecting our first baby in October. Here are two recipes we made from our produce this week.
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Dec Winter Share Member Diary by Funcore

This month we received:

  • 2 doz eggs
  • tomato puree
  • collard greens
  • blueberries
  • diced peppers
  • corn
  • butternut squash puree
  • green beans

Pasta Bolognes

We used the tomato puree and frozen peppers in this dish.  Locally made Severino papardelle pasta made this vegetarian dinner super awesome!  Continue reading

Cooking with Butternut Squash Puree by Kale Cult

Winter Share distribution. 2010

Butternut Squash Puree!!

One of our fab member’s Naomi wrote this up last season. We had been slacking over at Southside CSA headquarters in getting this posted last season and decided to wait until it was Winter season again. As we are knee deep into the season and have received the puree in both Dec & Jan distributions, we decided it would be a great time to share her tips!

Just because winter share is over doesn’t mean you don’t have three blocks of squash puree in your freezer.  This year, I decided I would lower my intake of squash soup and do some more caloric things with my squash blocks.  Here a few squash recipes I tried that will help you get through the tedious warm spring days and remember that the cold dark days of winter are right around the corner.  Enjoy.

Squash Puree Risotto

PLEASE NOTE:  The squash puree we get is a little more watery than puree you’d make yourself so unless you really love baby food, add the squash puree when the rice is still al dente.  You’ll need a little less stock.  Also, if you don’t have leeks, use onions.  They are easier to clean anyway – not that I’ve ever rinsed leeks three times.  And vegetable stock can be substituted for chicken stock.

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Member Diary #5A – Crack Fox – June 4th Share

 

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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