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Almost $60 worth of organic veggies for $30. Sandy Spring CSA Week Two.

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Besides the fact that I can’t get anything else in the fridge, this is a great deal. We are eating salads at lunch and dinner. Good salads. With greens and cheese and scallions and fruit.

The salad mix alone, a pound of it, would cost $14-16 in a natural market or farmers market, for organic.

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There are ten other items in the basket this week. What did we get”

1 bunch asparagus $4 today at farmers market
1 bag romaine hearts, at least $4.50 for romaine hearts that are organic
1 bag baby lettuce mix One pound of it $14
1 bunch blue hyssop, I traded this for more red scallions
1 bunch kohlrabi, with greens $5
1 bunch red kale $4
1 bunch red scallions $3.50 times two since I traded for them
1 bunch green curly endive $4
1 bag red russian kale $4
2 heads red butterhead lettuce $6
1 head bok choy $4

There literally is no room in our fridge right now. These first two weeks have been amazing. With good weather, a CSA will drown you in veggies, but is that a bad thing?

These days I pick the veggies, and add a little meat to the plate, instead of the other way around.

If you want to read an interesting article about losing nutrients in veggies, read this NY Times article.

After reading it, think about joining a CSA for veggies. Lots of heirlooms. No hybrid stuff that has been bred for sweetness to sacrifice nutrients.

Gorman and Breezy Willow and Sandy Spring are all organic, and deliver to Howard County. Love Dove and Zahradka, though not certified, still give awesome value with many heirloom plants.

Want to make your diet healthier? Check out the local CSAs on my local resource page.

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About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

7 responses »

  1. Thank you for the link to the article. Since reading it, I’m especially glad that I ate dandelion greens today.

    Your CSA bounty of greens looks awesome! I’m happily anticipating the start of the One Straw Farm CSA next week. An email from the farm reported that when the CSA begins they expect to have a lot of ripe strawberries, later than usual due to this year’s weather.

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  2. those romaine hearts look PERFECT!!! yummmmmmm.

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  3. Off to check out the link. Great haul.

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  4. Breezy CSA starts next week, I’m really excited. Between the CSA & Miller Branch Farmers Market we’ll be swimming in produce! Just read the NYT article, glad I made arugula pesto this week! We should finish it off by Sunday, guess I should plant more! Hope you picked up some delish strawberries @ lariland!

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    • Not only strawberries but I picked up four more African blue basil plants, as mine aren’t doing well. Something was digging in them and they also didn’t like those lower temps at night.

      Twenty four pounds of strawberries. Already processed. Freezer was more than half empty so time to stock it back up.

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  5. Now that’s what I call a killer deal 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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