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!)
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).