Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Our First Box

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. We signed up with a local organic farm to get a small box of organic vegetables each week starting today and running through October. We picked up our first box today and met the farmers, Caren and Bryan and their assorted cats and dogs.

The box contained pea shoots (pile of stuff on the top right), fennel (left of pea shoots), arugula (below fennel), kale, green garlic, spring onion, and lettuce. Caren also included a recipe for pea shoots. It's pretty simple: pea shoots, green garlic (all of it even the stalks and leaves) slivered almonds, olive oil and salt and pepper. Sauteed for a few minutes and then eat immediately.

So we are off on a grand adventure to discover new vegetables.
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dykewife said...

since i don't like licorice it's unlikely i'd like fennel, but the rest sounds yummy. arugila (rocket in england) is a wonderful part of the organic salad greens that i like to buy here. it also has rudiccio, different kinds of lettuce, spinach and/or chard as well. they're generally considered "bitter" mix but i call it "having flavour".

blogauthor said...

Cool! We sorta joined a co-op, a neighbor here has one and she sells her leftovers to neighbors and I have first right of refusal. Veggies already rolling in.... yummmmmm

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

Looks yummy! We are planting our garden today.

Raining? In California? (JK)