We joined a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) this year and today was our first pickup of the season. We use Lancaster Farm Fresh and share with my brother because we usually can’t use all of the vegetables we get every week. This year we are alternating weeks and we are hoping that when our vegetable garden starts producing, we won’t have to buy anything from the store at all. We will be self-sustaining!
Our CSA works on a drop off/pickup system. Every Thursday, the produce is collected from the local farms and is dropped off at various locations in our neighborhood. Our pickup location is about two miles away at someone’s home. He keeps the stash in his garage and individuals pick up their “share” on the honor system.
We get our list of produce every week. This week’s was:
1 lb rhubarb – transitional – Country View Farm
1 bunch red radishes– certified organic – Farmdale Organics
1 bunch white scallions – transitional – Taste of Nature Farm
1 bunch white scallions– certified organic – Goshen View Organics
8 oz cremini mushrooms – certified organic – Mother Earth Organics
¼ lb wrinkle-crinkle cress– certified organic – Riverview Organics
1 lb wildfire lettuce mix– certified organic – Scarecrow Hill Farm
½ lb arugula – certified organic – Farmdale Organics
Everything is so gorgeous and fresh.
The first few weeks are always leafy green-heavy so we added some of our own supplies to make a salad. We cooked up some ground beef with the scallions and our store-bought tomatoes and corn:
Then we added the mixture to the greens with the CSA mushrooms and radishes and store-bought avocado.
It was so filling I couldn’t even finish it. I’ll have another update in two weeks!