CSA

A Moment of Appreciation

A Moment of Appreciation

The last CSA box of the year is an opportunity to remember. Now you must regear for shopping trips, plan out your kitchen actions differently, and keep closer to home.

More importantly, it is a good time to be grateful, and remember what this experiment—this agreement—has done and meant. Yes, I am thrilled to have had it and look forward to the next year’s changes and adaptations with all the stable chaos of a real farm and a real supplier who isn’t afraid of being known by her customers... but it does not mean as much if I keep it to myself.

Farm-fed Family

Farm-fed Family

My little girl has grown up on food from Morning Harvest farm. Our family joined the CSA right before I became pregnant and during that phase I was especially grateful for the wonderful meats and eggs in our box each week. Now that she is almost a year old, my girl gets to experience all this wonderful food for herself!

Purple and Orange Pizza

Purple and Orange Pizza

Mizuna is one of my favorite leafy greens and I doubt I would have ever tried it had it not come into my kitchen via CSA box! The stems are neither tough nor stringy so the long narrow leaves make for great additions to salads and sandwiches. It is more flavorful than lettuce, but doesn’t bite like watercress.

This month the CSA box contained a special surprise: purple mizuna! I decided that this called for an extra measure of creativity.