CSA Week Three and Four

Posted on July 25, 2013

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Last week I went out of town. Luckily one of my wonderful neighbors was able to make the weekly pick-up, so I arrived home to find a fridge full of delicious veggies waiting for me.

Week Three: Green beans, cooking greens, kale, potatoes, basil, and blueberries. Later that night I also found a kohlrabi tucked into one of the crisper drawers. Score.

Week Three: Green beans, cooking greens, kale, potatoes, basil, and blueberries. Later that night I also found a kohlrabi tucked into one of the crisper drawers. Score.

Week Three was slightly less abundant than usual, due to stretch of 90+ degree days, which tend to be hard on delicate green things. Thankfully this week was in the 70s, and we even got a few scattered showers. (It doesn’t seem to matter how thoroughly you water a garden, it will never have the same restorative effect as a good solid dose of rain.) So week Four’s basket was pleasantly abundant.

Week Four: Carrots, basil, kale, salad mix, blueberries, red potatoes, and one onion.

Week Four: Carrots, basil, kale, salad mix, blueberries, red potatoes, and one onion.

Of course, this isn’t all the Monroe family had to offer this week. They run one of those wonderful CSAs where you get to choose between a multitude of options when filling your basket. Some decisions are easy, like choosing kale over beets or chard – their earthy flavor just doesn’t do it for me. Others are harder, like basil or cucumbers, both of which are refreshing and lend themselves to a multitude of applications. Occasionally you’ll hit a station where the choice has been made for you. This can happen because you got there late and everyone else took the veggie you wanted, or because there was only one choice to begin with – like blueberries. What other item could you put up against blueberries? Who would choose it? Nobody. Now please excuse me while I go and enjoy some pancakes. Can you guess which CSA item I’ll be using for those?

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