Start of the CSA season

Jan and I joined a CSA a few years ago but did not have the best experience with it. (We love the idea of the CSA, but this particular implementation had some problems.) Last year, a local creamery started a CSA, and after hearing good things about it from pioneering friends, we decided to sign up for it ourselves this year.

The location just can’t be beat: it’s literally about five minutes from my house. And I did mention that it’s a creamery, right? So yeah, we’ll probably be picking up freshly made ice cream there from time to time, too.

p6111223csa.jpgWe picked up our first box of produce for the season yesterday. Here it is, laid out on the counter. (The basil wasn’t in the box but was purchased at a farmer’s market.) From left to right: a huge box of strawberries, half a dozen eggs, a head of red-leaf lettuce, a ginormous bag of snow peas, two zucchini, some beautiful pencil asparagus, a ton of scallions, a fresh onion, and about a pound of button mushrooms. We ate most of the strawberries for dessert last night and plan to grill the zucchini this evening. Yum!

5 Responses to “Start of the CSA season”

  1. Imperatrixon 12 Jun 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Mmm. Delicious, local, fresh foods!

    Enjoy your CSA.

  2. Amyon 12 Jun 2008 at 4:32 pm

    You got your first CSA shipment already? Lucky! The long winter here combined with a cold spring means ours is delayed. Probably won’t get anything for at least a week or two.

    And my CSA pickup isn’t at a creamery, but it is at a farmers’ market across the aisle from homemade mini donuts. So there.

  3. Katie Jon 13 Jun 2008 at 2:39 am

    Oooh, I can’t wait to get home for some of that yummy produce!

  4. Frankon 16 Jun 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Looks very good. I love this time of year.

  5. bethon 23 Jun 2008 at 11:08 pm

    That looks great! I’m anxious to hear how this works out for you. Grilled zucchini yum!