Yesterday, I picked up my first CSA haul! Last fall, I made the decision to participate in a CSA in an effort to eat locally and because I eat A LOT of vegetables and it can be expensive. After some research and asking around, I decided to go with Riverbend Roots Farm. Since this is my first time participating, I chose the full share for every other week. I wanted to get the full range of what they offer but wasn't sure I could handle a full share every week by myself. I was warned that the first share is the smallest and although it won't last me long, I was happy with what was included in the share and I am excited to try a few new recipes.
Here's what I plan to do with my share:
Bok choy: seared as a side dish
Radishes: in a salad with cucumbers (to serve along with the bok choy)
Bag of greens: LOTS of salads
Lemon Balm: infused vinegar, muddled in cocktails, paired with strawberries to flavor water
I encourage you to find out where your food comes from and try cooking with a vegetable you've never had before! Here is a great resource for finding locally grown food near you.