Member Diary: Marcy’s August 27th Share

This is my second summer with the southside CSA.  I began two winters ago and was so impressed by the quality of the vegetables and fruit that I signed up for the regular season and have been hooked ever since.  i love to cook, but it’s just me and my husband, so i have a half monty share which is more than enough for us to make at least 2 or 3 meals from (with leftovers).  this year i also signed up for a half meat share, which has also been fantastic.  last week’s distro was plentiful – corn, swiss chard, purple potatoes, onions, peppers (anaheim/cubanelle and serrano), cherry tomatoes, tomatillos and papalo herb. i decided to try to make a one pot dish out of as many ingredients as i could from the share

Member Diary #4 — AJ’s

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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Member Diary #8: Georgie

The share- leeks, basil, spinach, swiss chard, epazote, lettuce, beets, garlic & a dozen eggs.

Hello! I have the full monty share and use it to cook for two people. I cook a lot and am always very inspired by making up dishes depending on what is in the share week to week- it keeps you nice and limber in the kitchen. In the summer I tend to make a lot of super light, quick dishes that are mainly vegetarian- the produce is so tasty that simple preparation is really all you need. Here are a bunch of simple and delicious ways I cook with my CSA food. Continue reading

Member Diary Week #4-Mike & Amy

Thanks to the long weekend, we had Monday off from work, and figured we could knock out our distribution shift. After setting up, we manned the egg and berry table for the evening. For those of you who got the berry and egg shares, we can admit to severe jealousy, as after sitting with the multi-colored eggs and gorgeous buckets of berries, our vegetable share seemed insufficient. That said, what a vegetable bounty it was: