CSA 2012: Week One

I joined a CSA and I am very, very excited about it. I had no luck finding one before this year, but my luck changed and I had 3 to choose from this year. I went with Maple Creek Farm because I had the option of 3 pick-up locations and delivery is on Thursdays, so we can feel free to travel on the weekends and not miss out on our share. I am also very impressed with the communication from the farm. I follow them on Facebook and they keep everyone up-to-date with what is happening. They also e-mail me with helpful tips, recipes, videos on how to break down your share box and a list of what’s in your share that week. Here’s what we received this week.

Garlic scapes, lettuce, snow peas, kale and cucumbers.

I am happy to report that we have eaten all but one cucumber. One of my fears going in was that I didn’t want to waste anything. I realize that the shares will get bigger, but I feel up for the challenge. Everything was very fresh and delicious. For sure the best snow peas I have ever had. I made a fantastic pizza with the kale and garlic scapes that I will share on Tuesday. You are going to flip.

Are you part of a CSA? I’d love to hear about your experiences!

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  1. I’ve never been, but would love to be, a CSA member — we either haven’t lived in one place long enough, or the location (ahem, Corpus Christi) didn’t offer the opportunity. Next summer we’ll have moved into our brand-spanking new house (yippee!), so in addition to what I hope will be a nice backyard garden, we will definitely be considering joining one.

    Adore garlic scapes, though I haven’t seen any at the markets around here. My parents and I bought some at the Dane County Farmers Market in Madison one summer (have you been?) that were eventually used on pizza, in scrambled eggs and as part of the “green” for pesto. Delicious. Can’t wait to see your version of g.s. pizza!



    • Heather – It will be nice when you are all settled and I’m sure you’ll make your new home so cozy! I hope to plant a garden at some point, too. I have never been to Madison, but I am happy that our little area has some unique produce. I’m usually very jealous of California’s fruit and vegetables 🙂

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