at last – CSA season! i’m participating through stillman’s farm for the second year in a row. last year we found the full share a bit too big, so we’re going with a half share this year. it should be plenty, since we put in a little raised garden, too.
this week’s share contained:
- golden beets
- red radishes
- butter lettuce
- light green summer squash (i forget what they called them)
i’ve got a lot of chard and kale to get through… any suggestions? i’m not fond of greens sauteed in oil; i’m in the market for something with more zest (acidic or with a lot of spices).
also pictured below is rhubarb, which wasn’t part of my box share. i picked that up at city feed. unfortunately i kind of blew the planning… we decimated the strawberry supply before everything even made it into the fridge. it wasn’t until i washed the rhubarb that i realized i could have made a strawberry rhubarb tart! ah well.
prior to getting a CSA box share through stillman’s, i did so through the food project. they were great too, but i switched because all of the shares were sold out when i finally got around to renewing. if you aren’t familiar with the food project, i suggest checking them out, and donating if you can. they do great work bringing kids from various backgrounds together to learn about sustainable agriculture. additionally, they donate more than 100,000 pounds of food annually to local shelters. providing beautiful local produce to folks who are really struggling is just about the most righteous thing i can think of.
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New Braintree, MA 01531