Posts Tagged ‘local foods’
Wondering what to do with all of that organic goodness in your CSA box each week? Or perhaps you’re the one that didn’t even join a CSA this year because you’re not sure what to do with 5 pounds of zucchini? Stay with me; I’ve got you covered. Each week, I’m going to show you what’s in my box. Contrary to what you may have been told, a CSA box includes a huge variety of produce! Our farmers (Delvin Farms for those of you that are local) grow over 80 varieties of heriloom and traditional vegetables – yes eighty! So, no, I won’t be showing you what to do with 5 pounds of zucchini, because I’m pretty sure I’ve never received that much at one time. But, I will show you what kind of yummy veggies you can actually expect to find in a CSA box – and perhaps even more importantly, I’ll show you what to do with it!
Yes, really. One of the biggest benefits to a CSA – seasonal and local eating – can also be incredibly impractical to our palates that are accustomed to enjoying tomatoes in January and strawberries in October. While we all wait impatiently for that first bright tomato in our box, after the third week of tomatoes, bruchetta and sandwiches are becomming tired! I’ve been there; I know. I really do!
So, with the arrival of each box, I’ll show you step by step how to prepare some amazing and unique dishes with the food that is currently in season. I’ll give pictures, instructions and – of course – my personal comments. You don’t have to be a part of my farmer’s CSA to enjoy the recipes – what I’m enjoying in my box is probably not that different than what you’re finding in your box. And if you didn’t take the plunge this year, you can find everything at your local farmer’s market – and gain the confidence to sign up for a regular share next spring!
I pick up my boxes at the farm on Wednesdays, so you can look for the next post in the series either Thursday or Friday. Our CSA begins this Wed, so the first post will be later this week. Stick around!