This spring, I signed DH and I up for a CSA. I found a farm on my way to and from work that was doing a CSA for its first time and I thought it would great if we could participate. This week was the first week and it will run for another 9 or 10 weeks. Each share is targeted for a family of 4 so I have a feeling that some weeks I will find myself with a bit too much but I am looking forward to pushing myself to cook everything and eat everything. I decided that on every pick up night I would have a cooking evening and get all the food processed, frozen or cooked so that it would make a lot of good meals.
So tonight I stopped by the farm and picked up our first share. It was a bit less than I thought, but it’s just the beginning of the season so it’s not too surprising.
I received some lettuce, spinach, radish, baby onions and some rhubarb. I’m also entitled to a quart strawberries and peas but these are pick your own, so I’ll be doing that over the weekend. The ones you see in the picture I bought at their farm stand since I really wanted some fresh strawberries!
So tonight I made compote with the rhubarb and some of the strawberries. I chopped up the rest of the strawberries and we will be eating those later. I’m saving the lettuce, spinach, baby onions and some radishes for a big salad for later this week too.
I hope you will enjoy sharing this CSA Tuesday with me this summer!