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What's In The Box?

What's in the Box?

Oh, anticipation! I haven't felt so giddy since I was a kid at Christmastime. Several months ago, I signed up for my local Community Supported Agriculture group (that's a CSA to the regulars) and, swoon! the first delivery arrived last night.

One of the things I love about CSAs is how closely it ties one to the local environs. Here's what was in the box this week:

  • Red Lettuce
  • Green Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Arugula
  • Mesclun Lettuce
  • Baby Leeks
  • Asparagus
  • Strawberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Eggs
  • Flowers

    Now, since we've had a long, cool, damp spring (punctuated with a sudden heat wave last weekend), I can see and taste the weather trends in my produce. The lettuces — lovers of chilly days — are fantastic. On the other hand, the strawberries are big, but not as sweet or concentrated in flavor as they have been in other years.

    My little apartment doesn't have any space for a garden, so these agricultural details thrill me. Here's a few shots other shots from the pickup:

    Running a bit short on time this week (and stuffing my mouth full of juicy berries), but in future CSA box reports, I'll provide some recipes for usage. I've found that few people know what to do with, say, kohlrabi.


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  • 6.12.2008


    Blogger Yvo said...

    I totally want to do this! Thanks for bringing awareness to it cuz I sure didn't know. I am pathetically attempting to grow stuff and while basil and mint have thrived, the tomato plant, not so much :(

    Blogger Eric Hazard said...

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy....I got my first farm share delivery next week. If yours is any indication, I can't wait!

    PS - the above icon is my new favorite Miss Ginsu. It made me laugh out loud.

    Blogger Adriana Velez said...

    Yay the CSA! I would do that if I we didn't already belong to the Food Coop I would do it. When we spent the summer house sitting in California last summer we did CSAs. I actually loved the serendipity of those packages instead of having to make the decisions myself in the grocery. It's a fun challenge! I look forward to hearing more about what you do with your boxes.

    Ditto on the icon -- charming.

    And oooh, flowers -- what a nice bonus.


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