|Our second box of CSA veggies|
If you have never heard of a CSA before, here's a quick explanation. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you purchase a CSA membership (or "share") you pay the farmer up front for a portion of the upcoming harvest. The farmer benefits by receiving income up front when it is needed most (think of all of the up-front expenses of farming: seed, irrigation, labor, etc) and you, the consumer, benefit from fresh local produce harvested right before delivery. Your share of the harvest is boxed and available for delivery or for pick-up at a selected site (usually a member's home or a local business or farmer's market).
|Check out the size of that turnip!|
JBG offers four different box sizes and I chose the largest one, intended for 4-7 people. I cook a lot and we eat a lot, even though three of us are children. Brother, who is six years old, is in the middle of a huge growth spurt and is currently eating more than some grown men I know.
|Little Sister peeling a giant turnip from our veggie box|
Our second CSA box was delivered at about 5 pm as I was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee wondering what to make for dinner. I brought the box inside and immediately set the oven for 425 degrees for roasting. With the addition of some chicken, dinner was solved!
|Roasted cauliflower, turnip, daikon radish, sweet potato, carrot, and beet|
|The sauerkraut is already delicious after just a few days of fermentation|
|Daikon radish pickles|
|Veggie frittata made with leftover broccoli and goat cheese|
I love the veggie box. It's like getting a big, vibrant Christmas present every Wednesday afternoon.