Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Produce Goodness

Gabi and I went on our weekly Tuesday evening trek last night to pick up our CSA box. Here are the goodies that we found inside:

Dandelion Greens
Heirloom Tomatoes
Tomato Slicing

For those that don't know, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. We get our box from a local organic farm called Be Wise Ranch. The produce is AMAZINGLY good. I had forgotten how delicious things are if they're left to ripen naturally, then picked and eaten at just the right time.

I love getting things that I would never normally buy, and finding recipes to incorporate them into our meals. I had no idea that I loved Kale and Mizuna, and I make a great Chard Quinoa Pilaf now. Eating with the seasons is also a lot of fun. I'm especially excited about all the gourds that we'll start to get soon!

As for this latest batch, I can't wait to slice into the Heirloom Tomatoes, but I'm at a loss as to what to do with Dandelion Greens. I didn't even know you could EAT Dandelion greens (aren't these considered weeds?) I'll have to try a bite and see if they'd be good in a salad.

If you'd like to find out if you have a CSA in your area, just enter your zip code on the Local Harvest site. The results include lots of information about each farm.

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