10 August 2011

Colorful Tuesday's and the CSA

Tuesday evening means delicious, vibrant fresh food. We belong to a CSA (community supported agriculture) and all our fresh fruits and vegetables that we don't grow in the yard come from a local Long Island farm called The Golden Earthworm. Once a week it is delivered to a drop off point where everyone picks up their share for the week. Its always a surprise what you'll get, depending on whats in season and whats abundant that week. Plus, I barely ever have to go to the supermarket. Its all chosen, picked and dropped off at someones house near mine.
As the summer wears on the foods change with the season, and right now its all swiss chard, juicy peaches, eggplant and ripe zucchini. Sometimes there are things in the spread that I can't even name! Luckily they provide a guide, and even some recipes.
A bouquet of bright chard and a sweet peach, nothing better!There are nectarines, green peppers and lettuce too.Rich is staying with me for a few days and we have lots of plans for cooking (and eating push pops)We recycle the boxes from store bought tomatoes so that the ones from the farm don't get crushed, and those cucumbers are actually from my backyard

20 comments

  1. What a cute post and it's really making me want to eat something healthy for dinner tonight. I love fresh veggis and peaches are tasting perfect right now. Cute striped top too

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  2. I love that you do CSA! I'm working for a farm this summer and do farmer's markets, and farmers LOVE CSAs because it supports them for the season, and it's not based on how many people they can hope to see from market to market. Looks like you got the good mix of foods, too!

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  3. That is so cool! I think my sister used to do this when she lived in San Francisco and she really liked it! I would love to do that it seems like such a fun and yummy surprise!

    ~Caitlin

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  4. wow this sounds like such a good idea! i really like it!

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  5. My sister and I used to get one of these things very briefly until I moved away. I really like the system... and that's awesome that they include some ideas , as improvisational cooking really isn't my strong point. : )

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  6. You're so pretty! And you and your partner are so cute together lol!

    Now I feel like being healthy...

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  7. I'm now feeling really guilty about eating biscuits for breakfast :) This sounds like a great idea and I love that it cuts out the middle man and directly supports local farmers...must see if there's anything similar in my area.

    www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

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  8. you are adorable!!! :) let's be friends!!! :)

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  9. That's a very cute association :p Hahahaha. Well it's for a very good cause so two thumbs up for you!

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  10. I am going to join a CSA for the next year or so until we have our own produce in our backyard (at least that's the plan for now). I can't hardly wait and this makes me even more excited!

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  11. those cucumbers are from your garden? amazing! cooking is the greatest.
    x

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  12. no eating is the greatest.... cooking is the second greatest

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  13. The CSA sounds like an awesome system! I love going to farmers markets and picking out fresh, local stuff to eat and cook with.

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  14. awww hope you enjoyed the beatles song! you look great with stripes and veggies are yum! Yay! Thanks for dropping me a line !

    :) :) new post!
    www.fantailflo.com

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  15. Make zucchini fritters! They're my fav.

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  16. Looks so fresh and nice to eat. I don't get my food from a farm, but instead I pick them myself as all the other sweds in the forest.

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  17. We love our csa! I'm making a peach cobbler tonight from some fab peaches we got on Tuesday. Can't wait:)

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  18. Can I just say you look gorgeous - love your hair and makeup.. and flawless skin!

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