seasons

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!

Herb is the Word

Herb is the Word

What makes an herb different from a vegetable, or a spice?

Herbs are primarily defined by their use as seasoning or flavoring instead of, say, a basil salad where they would be considered a mere vegetable. They are strong and potent, much like the spices that we so enjoy. Herbs are the green, leafy parts of plants which are flavorful, while spices come from seeds, bark, roots, flowers, and so on—basically anything else.

Great Greens!

Great Greens!

Towards the end of Summer and in the fresh start of Fall, I relish the rich greens we get in the CSA box. You can always make a salad or chop them up for a soup, an omelette, or to wilt in a melt or in some ground beef, but I took some time to look at the nutritional aspect of these great greens so I could maximize my family's gains. I learned a lot!