Today I picked up my CSA. Like I do every Thursday. I decided to concentrate today on the CSA. And talk tomorrow about the other major source of food into our home.
Since 2011, I have been a member of this cooperative. They provide me with fresh organic vegetables, and now, chicken, fruit and cheese. The cooperative has 3000 members across a six state area. Around 80 Amish farmers belong to the coop. With the assistance of a transportation and management effort that connects them to the “plugged in” world.
As for what we got today. In my “half” share, costing me $19 a week. Seven to ten items, usually.
Red Leaf Lettuce
New Red Potatoes
Eight Ball Zucchini
Royal Burgundy Beans
Fennel (we actually got cabbage, I swapped for this)
I really like the variety. And the just enough amount.
I added a chicken share.
Today I got a pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts. Destined to become chicken salad tomorrow. And two pounds of wings. There will be Buffalo wings Sunday.
I have a fruit share. Today:
Two pints of organic blueberries. And, the first of the fresh peaches.
The berries. A mix. Some will become the basis for a lemon blueberry zucchini bread (hey, gotta use those zucchini). The rest. Flash frozen on a cookie sheet. And saved for the dark of winter.
We also have a monthly cheese share. Which gave us great stuff a few weeks ago. Still loving that raw milk cheddar.
Between this, my garden, and Friends and Farms, we don’t need grocery stores except for staples.
Loving that local regional sourced food.