Today’s CSA box

CSA  box for October 18, 2008
CSA box from Groundwork Organics for October 18

Already I am soooo much happier with this CSA.

Contents of the box are:

  • Salad mix
  • Carrots
  • Rainbow Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Copra Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Butterball Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Butternut Squash
  • Raspberries!

My dinner ideas so far are broccoli cashew tofu, linguine with roasted sweet pepper sauce, chevre and leek tart, and I’m going to try the gingery carrot soup they included in the newsletter. Raspberries will get eaten today, plain, and I’m not sure what I want to do with the squash yet (mostly because we made black bean and butternut squash empenadas last night, so I’m not feeling squash-creative).

Beets, alas, will find a new home. We’ve tried tons of recipes, and made ourselves try to like them for five years, so I’ve given up. Neither Brian or I like beets. That’s the way it is.

It’s great, this CSA commits us to go to the Farmers’ Market at PSU for the rest of the year, and as I’ve said, I sometimes need prodding to get moving on a Saturday morning. And on top of that, the first box was completely glorious.

Inspired by A Good Appetite, I’ve decided to try to post pictures of our boxes, and what I do with them. I’ll see how far I get, but maybe I’ll build up some more recipes on here.

2 thoughts on “Today’s CSA box

  1. kat

    that is a good looking box! i’d take those beets off your hands, i love them. i found blogging about my box really made me try doing lots of new things with it. can’t wait to see what you do with yours

  2. Heather Post author

    Yeah, I’m pretty excited by the idea of tracking what I make with each box. After having been with Harmony Valley for years, I had no idea how awesome of a CSA it was until I moved here and joined one that was merely so-so (not Groundwork Organics, but the one we had this summer).

    Saw your blog when I was looking for something related to Harmony Valley, and thought it was a great idea!

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