Week #2 Member Diary – Anya + Adam

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Adam and I have been members of a CSA for almost 10 years and this is our second season with Southside CSA. I’m a big cook and a pescetarian, so we get the works for our family of 3: fruit, veggies, eggs.
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I like that the share starts out slow in the spring and gives us time to warm up. Later on in the season we freeze lots of stuff, or cook for potlucks and BBQs. We have a seasonal food wheel on our wall so it helps us predict what’s going to come next!

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Novack Member Diary Week #12

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This is our first year doing a CSA. I’d been wanting to join one for a long time and I guess the thing that finally got me to Ryan’s apartment to sign up was a longing to attach some kind of ritual to our ‘grocery shopping,’ ideally one that didn’t involve icy air conditioning or free delivery. Honestly, I was a little afraid my kids (4 and 5) were starting to think food grew in Fresh Direct trucks. We started small, with the Berry and Orchard shares. At the first distribution, we picked up only about eight spears of asparagus. But with good olive oil, some sea salt and about ten minutes in the oven they were delicious. And in a way, starting lean only reinforced the idea that it takes work (or, in our case, a three-block walk) to make food. This week, there was more to tote home. The NY Orchard Share was one box each of raspberries and cherries. The raspberries were especially beautiful, separated into small green boxes that were nestled together in a larger white box. They reminded me of puppies in a litter. How could you possibly pick one?

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Memorial Day Kids Chilli Cook On!

One of our members, Alexandra, is doing a fun natural foods cooking class at Spacecraft  on Monday May 30th – a great kid & parent activity for the holiday.

KIDS CHILI COOK ON! 12:00-3:00pm. Spacecraft. 355 Bedford. $45/child+parent. $5 discount for Southside CSA members. Please RSVP to rsvp@spacecraftbrooklyn.com or (719) 599-2718.

The Supernatural Kids Cookbook by Nancy Mehagian. Illustrated by Alexandra Conn (local artist/Southside CSA member). Foreword by Bridget Fonda. Like Supernatural Kids Cookbook on Facebook!

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