Last year we bought a half share in a local farm through Community Supported Agriculture. It was really neat going to the farm every Friday afternoon and seeing what had come in that week. And there were vegetables (or varieties of staples) that we’d never heard of. The produce was so beautiful that this year we bought a whole share.
This faces us with several challenges. First, there’s no way Karen and I can eat all that food. We’ve got to get the boys eating more veggies or we’ll waste a sizable portion of what we bring home. The other challenge is us. We realized quickly last year that there were lots of foods that we simply didn’t know how to cook. It was an eye opening experience.
We’re really looking forward to our first harvest in May, so I asked myself “How could I make this a lot harder?” My answer was this. I’m going to blog about the CSA. The kinds of foods, how we cook them, what goes with them. It’s a true education about food. My goals are simple: First, use everything. No more hearty greens in the fridge to rot because I didn’t know how to prepare them. Learn, do, consume. Second, blog about it. There’s going to be a lot of food, so this one may be as tough as getting the boys to eat their share.
Implicit in this goal is the fact that we’re going to be eating more vegetables this summer. So we’ll be eating healthier, and hopefully that will also have a positive impact on all of us.
Wish us luck!