Chard, Pea Shoots, and Scapes…oh my!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

DSC_0332 (this week we received: yellow Squash, beets & beet greens, cabbage, chives, dill, spring onions, sugar snap peas, lettuce, and carrots)

After much discussion and research we decided that this year would mark our first as participants in an area CSA.  A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, so basically we pay money and weekly receive a portion of the bounty of an area farm.  After 3 weeks, we are hooked! 

Not only is it great for me, since working more this summer leaves little time for Farmer’s Markets and even the grocery store, but we are eating food that tastes so much better than store bought (no kidding) and we are expanding our vegetable comfort zones.

We chose Tangletown Gardens CSA not only for it’s proximity to my work (it’s ~2miles away) but also because their CSA provides vegetables AND fruit.  And though they are not certified organic, they do not use any chemicals, etc. on their crops, meaning they are local as well as basically organic!

We decided that the weekly bounty might be too much for us so we decided to get our feet wet with another friend.  So we split a 1/2 share, which runs $300 for 18 weeks (June-Oct).  So for 18 weeks of fresh veggies, $150, or  $8.30/week.  Not bad, and after 3 weeks, SO, SO, SO worth it…at least at the Brogle house.

What do we do with all of these?  Well that’s to come!


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