Jun 02 2010

First farm box of the season

basil plant

I picked up my small CSA farm share earlier today — first of the season!  The contents: a loaf of Amish honey wheat bread, lettuce, asparagus, a basil plant and a lot of green onions. The farm also threw in a small tote bag as well.

We had the asparagus for dinner tonight. I steamed it along with some fish. My steamer puts off some heat, but not nearly as much as my oven so it gets a lot of use over the summer!

I re-potted the basil and this is probably the best it’s going to look. I have a black thumb as it is, plus our apartment gets very minimal direct sunlight. But it’s nice while I have it!

Overall, I’m really happy with what we got and I’m looking forward to next week.

Has your CSA started yet? What did you get? What yummy things have you found at the farmers’ market this season?

3 Responses to “First farm box of the season”

  1. Our CSA started up last week, and we got a ton of greens—green/red leaf lettuce, mustard greens, rhubarb, radishes, kale, and bok choi. Whew. Lots and lots of salads for us.
    .-= Sally Ann´s last blog ..Separation anxiety or just a fluke? =-.

  2. Our CSA started this week (my 1st one!) and we got lots of greens too – a head of romaine, spinach, baby salad greens, arugala, green onions, radishes, bok choi, and cilantro. I am eating through it all so quickly because it’s so good! Tonight I put the green onions and cilantro into a mango salsa to have along with our pulled pork sandwiches.

  3. We got our first CSA package last week too. We got italian sausages, 1/2 gallon milk, dozen eggs, hoagie rolls, huge bunch of spinach, red leaf lettuce, cilantro, radishes, gouda cheese and something else I can’t remember right now. We have just about eaten everything and just in time for our next package tomorrow. This is our first year doing a CSA and so far we love it.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Keep your child learning this summer =-.

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