Dramalama Member Diary – Week #21

Weekly Share Pic by Marla Wilson

Veg + Berry + Orchard + Egg Shares – Week of Sept 16, 2013

Marla + Adam (aka Dramalama)  — Our share family size is two, consisting of me and my husband Adam, and we’ve been members of the Southside CSA since 2010. Having just moved from California where the produce is known for being fresh, I was eager to join a local CSA. A long time friend of my husband shared stories about the easy pickups at the Woods, the amazing quality of the fruits and vegetables, and of course the chance to meet other folks interested in healthy farm-fresh cooking. We were sold. The ability to choose from a variety of share packages of different sizes and prices has been very helpful, since our food budget took a hit when we made the transition to New York. This year, we chose the ‘Woods Deluxe’ package, which includes a full vegetable share & berry share and one dozen eggs and orchard share bi-weekly .

Berrys. Pic by ryan kuonen

Berry Share – July 1, 2013

The berry share kicks in at the beginning of the summer. Each week, we receive *buckets* of fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Due to the quantity of fresh berries we end up freezing a lot of them. But whenever we’re in the mood for a smoothie, we are ready to go. Continue reading

BOTZ-GREEN Member Diary

pic by corrine botz
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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Member Diary- Katerina’s September 3rd Share

This is our fourth year as CSA members.  We have a Full Monty share.  Each year it gets easier.  By now we pretty much know what to do with everything and rarely get surprised by new vegetables.  We cook mainly vegan at home (no meat, fish or dairy), but love the “happy” eggs we get from the farm.

We usually make a couple of big dishes each week that can then be eaten for lunch or dinner on days we don’t have time to cook.  We try to come up with ideas for what to do with our fruit and veggies on Monday evening, then drop by the grocery store for extra recipe ingredients on Tuesday after work, and spend a couple of hours Tuesday or Wednesday cooking.  We’re both competent cooks, so together it only takes us a few hours to turn most of our share into food for the week.

This week’s share included Eggs, Peaches, Apples, Acorn Squash, Kale, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Mint and Rosemary (traded half our mint for half my sister’s rosemary, so got some of both).

Member Diary: Funcore’s August 13th Share

With a crazy, busy week ahead of us we picked up our CSA share on Monday night and immediately got down to procrastinating about what we were going to make this week.  Our time was going to be pretty limited, so we decided to try to combine as many ingredients as we could into two large meals, which would provide us with ample leftovers for the week.  Here is what we got this week:

1 dozen eggs

4 lbs peaches

4 ears of corn

1 bunch of papalo

1 bunch of chard

3 green peppers

1/2 lb cherry tomatoes

1/2 lb tomatillos

3 cucumbers

2 onions

1 lb purple potatoes

1/2 lb serrano peppers

So on to the first meal!

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Bringing back the Buckle…

and other cooking adventures with seasonal fruit. Continue reading

Member Diary #7 – Jen Ward

The best part of joining Southside CSA (I am a second year) was how it inspired me to cook again. I cooked a ton last summer. It’s so thrilling to come up with creative ways to use the share. My stacks of recipes and cookbooks are finally put to the test.
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