Thursday, June 18, 2009

CSA #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been waiting for weeks, dreaming about my first bags of Saratoga greens from Windflower farm. I love my CSA with an irrational love that has nothing to do with actual cost-effectiveness, quaintness, or anything else. I just love going and getting my vegetables. It's abundant, prepaid, and always surprising. Not to gush, but it feels like a present every week.
This year, we're sharing our share with my co-worker and neighbor, Jon. Pictured above is our half of the first pickup. Should I list what the whole share contained, or what we ultimately took home? For right now, I'll list the whole share, on the understanding that we got approximately half.

We got:
1 head kohlrabi
1 head bok choy
1 bunch swiss chard (not pictured, we traded our half the bunch for Jon's half of the bok choy.
1 head romaine lettuce
1 bunch kale
1 bunch scallions
7 little summer squash
garlic scapes
1 scraggly potted oregano

First CSA meal was the kohlrabi raw with hummus, pork dumplings (see previous post), and a stir-fry of summer squash, garlic scapes, and bok choy with sesame oil, chili flakes, and oyster sauce. Yes, Dad, I do too eat vegetables.


Leslie said...

I share your excitement! This is my first year of participating in a CSA, and it feels great!

Joan said...

glad you're eating your vegetables. kohlrabi is the bomb. do you know they eat it three to four times per week in Kashmir??