In the spirit of new, healthier food discovery I signed us up for a CSA last week. CSA is Community Supported Agriculture for those not familiar with the acronym. Our first delivery from our CSA came this morning and I am very excited about our produce. OK, this isn't a CSA in the most technical sense of the word and yes I am aware how geeky being excited by produce is. They do get product from outside their farm especially during the winter and early spring when not a lot is growing around these parts They partner with mostly Washington and neighboring states but also with other producers. It doesn't meet the locavore standard but I am not trying to be a locavore. Besides, fresh produce from this region this time of year will pretty much be crap I don't want to eat; asparagus anyone?
The produce is all certified organic and comes highly recommended by my friend Liane who has been a customer of theirs for awhile.
- Four Cameo apples (I ate one today so there are only three in the picture)
- Four D'Anjou pears
- One pound zucchini
- One pound potatoes
- One bunch carrots
- One bunch French breakfast radishes (who the hell eats radishes for breakfast? *le sigh*)
- Four Valencia oranges
- Two Meyer lemons (I have been wanting to try these for awhile. They included a recipe for a lemon/chocolate tart that I might make for this weekend.)
- One bunch green chard (any cooking suggestions?)
- One bunch Romaine lettuce
- One cucumber (for which Kevin is wholly responsible to eat)
Seriously, any ideas what the hell to do with chard? I don't care much for cooked greens as the texture is a little too close to mucous.