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I have been thinking of joining a CSA for a while now.  In case anyone is wondering what a CSA is, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  A local farm grows produce, and /or raises animals for food, you pay into it and get a weekly share of what is produced.  I recently came across some info about a CSA that is somewhat close to me, well kind of, and talked to a friend who thought she might be interested as well.  It turns out, I may finally be joining a CSA!  This is great for me because it ensures that I get freshly grown (non-certified but essentially organic) produce right until the end of the year.  Out of the three in this family, two of us eat our veggies, and one of us- me – kind of knows how to cook.

Wait, did I say this was a good thing?  I am now starting to think that my cooking experience is somewhat lacking and I am starting to think that I may be getting more than my house wife skills can handle…  Even though, I am very excited!  It is not official yet, but probably in the next couple of weeks, my friend and I will be members of a local CSA.  I my never have to garden again!  (That is if you would consider what I do now in my overgrown with weeds, piece of dirt, gardening!)

All two of the apples I ended up with this year. Aren’t ‘spots on my apples’ a good thing for the environment?

I have never made anything with Ripbor, Dino, or Red Russian Kale.  Nor have I ever seen Broccoli Raab, but I am sure they all are delicious!  And beets, what shall I make with beets?  The recipes are endless.  Well, I am sure they are endless, and I need to get a hold of a recipe book that uses these ingredients, because I will not be letting anything go to waste.  My life in the kitchen is about to become much more creative!  I will let you all know how things progress (assuming that I do, in fact, get accepted into said CSA).

It did look so good on the tree!
This was about the size my watermelons got to just before the cooler evenings showed up.  I think that is about it for my watermelons this year.
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    1. Thanks for that link! I am gonna check it out since I will need all the ideas I can get 🙂

  1. I have been part of my CSA for over 2 years and I love everything about it. Come and check out my CSA Link party for tons of recipes and ideas to use up your CSA produce (when you get it…). http://inherchucks.com/2012/09/19/whats-in-the-box-44/.

    1. This is great to hear! Thanks for the link, I will check it out.

  2. That’s awesome – I have wanted to join a CSA for a long time, but I don’t know of any in my area. My mom gardens a lot. This summer we tried raw beets – they are actually pretty good if you just slice them thinly and snack on them raw. We also tried a kind of spiced beet, which made them taste a little sweeter – that was pretty good too. Beets are not really my favorite, but I did like them fixed those two ways. Good luck with your creative recipes and please share if you find any good ones!

  3. “hey farmer, farmer. put away that ddt. gimme spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees” Great song from the 70s – I think. enjoy your CSA.

    1. Yeah, that’s the one! I think it has since been redone. 🙂 Thanks for reading, and your comment.

  4. Your apples have character! 😀 How exciting to have a whole boxed variety full of fresh produce, though. I love, love, love Mollie Katzen’s Vegetable Heaven cookbook… she has easy, yummy recipes for all manner of adventuresome fruits & veggies. Speaking of which, ‘Ripbor’ is a new one to me, too!

    1. Thanks for that info. I am gonna see if I can get my hands on one of those cookbooks!

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