CSA Share Dinner


CSA Share

The kids and I went yesterday to pick up our first Community Supported Agriculture box (CSA) from a local organic farm. It was like Christmas. The kids wanted everything for dinner but we settle on a few select things to try with our meal.

Included in our box were:

  • Kale – several varieties – Lacinato, Green, Curly
  • Italian Herb Blend – includes tarragon, oregano and thyme
  • Radishes – plum purple variety
  • Mustard Greens – spicy purple
  • Arugula – micro greens, also a bit spicy
  • Hakurei Turnips – a mild sweet salad turnip, very nice raw or cooked
  • Spinach – baby spinach
  • Blueberry preserves – a jar of last season blueberries, carefully preserved and ready to eat until the fresh ones are ready

CSA (4)

We used some of the Arugula micro greens and Lacinato Kale to make a salad topped with Feta, Craisins and candied pecans.

CSA (5)

Next to our first grilled steak of the season they made an excellent side dish. That was all we needed for dinner. A huge side salad and some steak.

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This is what the kids really wanted to try. The blueberries! They added them to fresh-baked French bread from the bakery and sprinkled just a tiny bit of sugar over it for a sweet treat!

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This was a delicious start to our CSA share and we can’t wait to see what the coming weeks bring!

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Yumm everything looks amazing!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. nancyruth says:

    Good for you to do CSA. enjoy!

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  3. I love that label on the blueberries, lol! You’ll be sure to get some good meals out of all those great veggies. 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      The kids LOVE the blueberries!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  4. auntiedoni says:

    I’m lost here, what is CSA?

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      A CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. Before the farming season begins you buy a “share” of the farmer’s crops that you get throughout the farming season. It usually is enough vegetables and or fruit for a family of 4-5 for one week. Sometimes they have 1/2 shares too. So for the next 16 weeks we will pick up a box of freshly picked farm fresh food. The farmers get their money in the Spring when they need it most for seeds and equipment and we get fresh food all Summer and Fall.

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      1. auntiedoni says:

        I’ll look for that in our area, MAHALO, thanks Marci!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          We LOVE it and like that we are helping local farmers.

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  5. Christina Nifong says:

    Welcome to CSAs! I think having a box of random food arrive in your home is the best way to expand your culinary boundaries. Here’s to trying new foods…

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes and the kids are more willing to try the funny looking vegetables too!

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      1. Christina Nifong says:

        Yes! So true….

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  6. elliebleu says:

    How fun! You’re such a great mom to get the kids involved with CSA.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much for your kind words.

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  7. weebluemixer says:

    Yummy veg! We love organic veg too and get it all free as hubby works and we stay on a farm that produces organic veg. So good. I love washing the mud of the fresh veg!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Wow, how lucky!

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