One of my resolutions this year was to eat more fresh produce (which we’ve been doing great at!) and joining a local CSA.
We joined a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) program this spring through a local farm that is just down the road from our house. We have been doing it for a month now and we love it!
For those who don’t know what a CSA is – you are basically purchasing a portion of crops for the entire season. In our program we signed up for a plan a few months ago (we chose the smallest plan since we have never done it before).
Basically, once a week we are able to go to the farm and pick up our allotment of fresh produce that was harvested that week.
In our program our total payment gets divided up over the 20 weeks of harvesting – which for us means $15 a week. Our 15 dollars gets turned into 15 points. Produce is then assigned “point” prices – ex: 2 points per bunch or 1 point per pound, and then you “shop” with your points.
I have been forcing myself into trying to cook with all new kinds of produce – rhubarb crisp, sauteed swiss chard, kale chips.
And, of course, most of it tastes the best fresh – fresh snap peas with hummus is my new favorite summer snack.
Tonight I am making Mint Watermelon Sorbet from Cookie & Kate.
image via Cookie & Kate
I hope mine tastes are delicious as theirs looks!
Happy happy weekend!