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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Local CSA

To be honest one of the most exciting parts of moving out of the city was finally being able to join a local CSA. If you have never heard of this before, it is Community Supported Agriculture where you basically buy a share in a farm and reap the benefits of fresh local produce. Not only to you get to build a relationship directly with the farmer but its also a great way to get exposed to new fruits and veggies.

We picked up our first share last Tuesday and were BLOWN AWAY! Look at what we got:
"we opted for a full share since we eat so many fruit and veggies but you can also get a 1/2 share"

Raspberries, bell peppers, eggplant, beets, zucchini, squash, jalapenos, corn, peaches, nectarines, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh eggs (the eggs were an additional part of the program).

We pick up a basket like shown above from Wilson's Farm each week for 16 weeks (that takes us into October) and receive fresh local eggs every other week.  One of the really cool things about this specific CSA is they have a "trade table", so if you don't like beets for example you can trade it in for more corn or vice versa.

Here are a few breakfast meals I have enjoyed this past week:
 Fresh green juice, nectarine and raspberries
Sliced nectarine and zucchini and squash egg scramble

Check out Local Harvest for a CSA near you!

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