CSA: Week Two

Week three is bearing down on us, and I’ve still got most of week two items.It’s time to get a move on! I’ll start by reviewing last week’s goals:

Take photos of the contents. Check!
Take photos of the prepared goods. Eh.
If I have time, see if I can chat up some of the other CSA members. Eh.
Make at least one recipe I’ve never made before. Eh.
Write blog three before I collect bag 3. Check!

I did not shoot any photos of prepared vegetables, nor did I prepare a recipe I’ve never made. However there is still time!

So, what’s in the bag?

A head of red lettuce, a bag of snap peas, broccoli, and a bunch of baby yellow onions with greens. We’ve also got some lovely beets and greens to use, which I think I’ll find a new recipe to make and take a photo of. Along with some of the broccoli, I’ll steam the snap peas, and serve with some raddish green pesto

Week one with the CSA

I figured I should try to write up week one before we go and get week two’s goods. Tasha had to pick up this weeks items, as I was some where between Littleton NH and Lebanon NH on my bike when it came time to retrieve our reusable bag from Dragonfly Farms this past Saturday. The week one newsletter stated it was going to be a bit lighter than planned due to a bought of cut worms that took down much of their greens. Instead they were able to acquire some local strawberries, and supplemented the vegetables with them. Our first bag contained a bunch of baby red onions, a small bundle of garlic scapes, a bag of the freshest snap peas, a head of green lettuce, a small head of golden cauliflower, and a quart of strawberries.
Not bad for a ‘light’ bag. I estimate the retail value of this to be around $10.
The first thing we did with our bounty was snack on strawberries and those amazing peas. I made a large fritatta using 1/2 the onions, a garlic scape, some green and red pepper. This was followed up by a meal of a sausage w/ peppers and onions, served with mashed cauliflower. The recipe was provided in the newsletter, and surprisingly rich. We had the last of the strawberries macerated w/ local honey, myer lemon juice over a biscuit w/ whipped cream. Last night we had a big salad, finishing off the onions, using 1/2 the lettuce, the last of the beans, it was much like the god salad from river gods. For the last bits I’ll make a pesto to freeze with the remaining scapes, and the last of the lettuce will be used in sandwiches or a salad. I’m glad we were able to use all of week one’s goods, and even made a recipe or two we wouldn’t normally make.
Here are my goals for next weeks bag:
Take photos of the contents.
Take photos of the prepared goods.
If I have time, see if I can chat up some of the other CSA members.
Make at least one recipe I’ve never made before.
Write blog three before I collect bag 3.