Saturday, June 12, 2010

CSA: week 1

Hooray, hooray, it's CSA time again!  In case you've been living under a rock, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  You buy a "share" directly from the farmer at the beginning of the season (usually sometime Jan-April) and then you get weekly deliveries of fresh produce in return.  We buy a half-share (4 items) in a 24-week CSA that runs June-November.  The farmers get the money they need to start their crops (rather than taking out bank loans) and we get fresh produce straight from the farm.  No middle man means much lower prices!

Each week I will take a picture of our haul and post it here.  It's my favorite post since it's so easy to do!

this week: rainbow chard, garlic scapes, green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce.

In the beginning, you definately have to handle a lot of greens!

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