Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CSA Time

Last year, we joined a CSA and loved it.  The quality and quantity of produce was unbeatable for $25/week.  We missed the spring round of the CSA this year, but joined back up from July - November, and today was our first pick-up day this year.

This week didn't disappoint.  We got a basket of cherry tomatoes, 5 huge tomatoes, 6 ears of corn, 6 red potatoes, 1 onion, a bunch of leeks, 2 squash, and a bunch of swiss chard.  The quality of the tomatoes alone is worth the money - they're so much better than the mealy things you get at the chain groceries, and the good tomatoes at smaller stores can cost an arm and a leg.  Everything else is excellent also.  Along with that, I know where my produce came from (just up the road a bit) and have met the farmers who grow and care for these veggies.  

You can go here to see if there's a CSA near you.  We're so glad we are participating.


Marissa said...

Yum! This sounds reallygood. Got a good tomato sauce recipe? My romas are mushy this year, but might make for a good sauce! :) Thanks!

Marissa said...

Duh, I meant to post this on your "Yummy Marinade" post - oops!