I am beyond excited about produce right now, and that’s because the CSA we joined for the summer starts today. In case you don’t know, a CSA is a farm where you can buy a share of a farm for a season and you get a share of the crop produced. (More information here.) We had to sign up for ours way back in February to make sure we had a spot (they fill up FAST in this area), and so I’ve been anxiously waiting ever since. We only got a half share because there’s about 2 1/3 vegetable eaters in our house (Gabbie still eats like a bird), and that will be more than enough. This means that we get 5 to 8 selections each week from now until mid-October.
Our share this week will be mostly greens and herbs; the list they sent includes kale, collard greens, arugula, spinach, thyme, oregano, garlic scallions, and dried popcorn from last year’s crop. From here on out, my Monday Meal Planning posts will be in-season vegetable heavy, which should be a lot of fun. I’m going to have to find ways to use these new vegetables that aren’t part of our normal rotation, and this sounds incredibly fun to me. Mostly because I’m a huge dork, I’m sure, but also because I like to try new things, and now I don’t have any excuse not to.