First off – thank you sooo much for all of the love. Y’all are definitely encouraging! There just might be more vlogs in the future.
On to the point of this post – we joined a CSA. What is that, you ask? Well, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture. What this means is that we get a “share” of a farmer’s produce each week. I have been wanting to join one for so long but it’s kinda confusing to find one and the whole process was just a little daunting to me. A few weeks ago, Jonny surprised me with a date to go pick blackberries at a farm. Well, turns out that the farm was awesome! Not only can you actually go out and pick blackberries by hand but they also grow so many other fruits and vegetables. On this trip, we found out that they have a CSA and had spots left to be a part of it. The box is too much food for just the two of us, so we are going in it with another couple. The whole box each week is $30, so each couple only pays $15. And let me tell you – it’s such a good deal! We got so much food! And, we know exactly where it all came from, how’s it being grown, the farmer and his wife, and have actually been to the farm!!!! (Yes, that sentence deserved 4 exclamation marks.)
This week, we received: carrots, red potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, squash, cucumbers, onions, garlic, spinach, lettuce, beets, blackberries, raspberries, broccoli, and green beans.
It was so fun (and challenging!) to come up with things to cook according to what we got in our basket… according to what is in season and fresh right now, right in our area. How cool is that?! I’ll post pictures later that show the meals that we had according to what we received. What I haven’t used yet is the beets. I have no clue how to cook them. Any ideas?!?
I am so excited to get this week’s basket. When I picked it up last week, she said there would be corn and tomatoes soon. Yummy!
Are you a part of a CSA or considered it? If you want to find one in your area, a good place to start is on this website: http://www.localharvest.org/
(blackberries we picked at the farm with our home group… in the process of making yummy blackberry cobbler!)