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

Fun with Food; the Lemongrass Edition

Enjoying the purrfect munch of lemongrass.

Send us your pics for our lemongrass montage!

Does your cat or dog feast on your lemongrass?

Send us your pics for another fun with food montage.

Molly chomps away.

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Lovely Lemongrass

MimoMex provides us with an ample supply of lemongrass. At our house, the kitties cant get enough of the stuff so we gladly scoop up the extras left behind. However, we wanted to post a few uses and recipes, hopefully inspiring you to take yours home and use it. Please note, a lot of the recipes call for use of the bulb; MimoMex harvests the leaves which can easily be used in place of the bulb.

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Member Diary #6 – Pamela & Jon

Since this is our second year being members of the Southside CSA, we always know that Mondays we’re in for a whole new dinner surprise. Continue reading

Member Diary Week # 5 – Jecca & Jay

Southside CSA Veggie Share: red leaf lettuce. kale. celery. zucchini. spanish onions. red onion. leek. rosemary. mint. lemongrass

Week 5: Jecca Barry & Jay Dunn

A bit about my eating habits — I’m a vegetarian with strong vegan tendencies. My exeption to the vegan rule is the eggs from the CSA. The way I see it…if the chickens have names, they’re probably pretty happy…so the eggs are ‘happy eggs’. Continue reading