We did this quite a bit last summer, but didn’t catch on until late August. By that time, our vegetable providers were in full-on fall veggie mode. We ended up with a lot of leafy greens.
We’re talking every single color of chard known to man, kale, and mustard greens. Really delicious and really good for you, but it was taxing our creativity to keep coming up with ways to cook them!
But we totally lucked out with this box. We got the above red basil, which smells absolutely fantastic.
We got about two pounds of bright red cherry tomatoes.
This zucchini is called un rond du nice. It’s a little round squash. It’s so cute. I kind of don’t have the heart to slice it open, but we’re thinking about making the stuffed rond du nice recipe from Smitten Kitchen (only vegetarian).
My former college classmate, Brian, also signs up for CSA boxes, but in Boston. You can read a lot about his Community Supported Agriculture dishes and even projects from his Community Supported Fishery on A Thought for Food.
Have you ever gotten a CSA box? What have you been seeing at your farmer’s markets?