Thursday, May 22, 2008


This spring my husband and I invested in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Our money "share" went to local farmers to help them buy seeds, plants, fertilizers, etc. In exchange, we get a box loaded with produce grown within a 100-mile radius of our home. Our first box arrived last week and we'll receive one every Thursday through mid-October. It works out to $8 per week -- a pretty fair price to support local farms and to remind myself to eat healthfully! Last week we got mint, oregano, two kinds of mustard greens, rainbow chard, green onions, radishes, wild harvested ramps, lettuce, and strawberries.

This is what our over-stuffed box looked like when we unpacked it!

This week we got mustard greens, rainbow chard, apple mint, lettuce, green onions and strawberries. Each week the contents will change, depending on what is ready to be harvested. I've had fun cooking all this fresh (most organic!) healthy fare.