one of the things i enjoy about every other friday is getting to pickup my share of fresh fruits & vegetables. this past season has introduced me to cooking & eating so many new foods i hadn’t grown up with — kale, butternut squash, radishes, parsnips, celeriac — & has helped enforce healthier habits that continue to surprise my mother (i was/am picky).
today’s bounty includes: •baby heirloom leeks (only because it’s fun to say aloud) •butter lettuce •carrots •chard •kale •spinach •broccoli •beets •radishes •lemons •scallions •cilantro •pea & radish microgreens •2 lbs (!) satsuma mandarins (i’ve started consuming satsumas as if they were candy)
this particular csa is coordinated by tara of silver lake farms, along with the immense help of rachel &, up until recently, bruce! they recently put together the first of many potlucks to come. it’s a wondrous (& delicious) community to be a part of. one that only begets sharing.
in the words of rachel (her top phrase of 2010, as noted by kb): “we have so much food!”
for more info about csa & silver lake farms, have a look here.