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CSA Week 8

CSA Week 8

Green leaf lettuce
Cucumber
Carrots (big ones!)
Potatoes
Onions
Moss parsley
Broccoli
Summer Squash
Garlic
Green Beans
Blueberries

Yum. Again, I'm struck by how pretty veggies are, this time with the appearance of the ruffly cabbage we got. I'm excited to let the green beans squeak in my teeth - I already ate one as I was loading up the fridge. No tomato this week - they said they're between their early crop of Siletz and high summer crop of Big Beef. I wonder if the beef tomatoes taste different than the Siletz - getting them straight from the farm, I'll be able to tell (whereas the store-bought ones all taste the same: mushy and mealy).

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random_llama
Jul. 23rd, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Sooo several months after you started posting pics of vegies I finally work out what you're talking about.
How did you get involved in a CSA?
I know they are pretty widespread in America but they have yet to take of here in Aus.
I'm in a group of friends who buy take turns to buy bulk vegies at the farmers market every fortnight and distribute boxes. There have been a few mentions of wanting to start up a CSA in our group, I've noodled about wiki for some info and it sounds like an awesome idea. I've got no real concept of how hard it is to set up though.
outtajo
Jul. 23rd, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Just Food in NYC supports CSAs throughout the city here. They helped us start ours in Brooklyn Heights and it wasn't too terrible. Though it would probably be harder without the support - Just Food provided us with workshops on the various how-to's and supported us as we pulled our stuff together and got off the ground in 2007. Local Harvest would probably be a good place to start - they may be able to hook you up with someone similar in your city.
rivulet
Jul. 23rd, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
I got involved after having read about the local food "craze" I think. I thought it sounded like a great way to have fresh veggies that taste better and keep longer because they're local and organic, so I looked into what was nearby. Gathering Together Farms is just a couple of miles from where I work, and they have a pick-up spot within walking distance of my house, and they offered a smaller box (the bigger one can feed 3-4 people) for a little cheaper, which works much better for us, being as we are half of four people. :)

Do your friends buy from the same vendor every time? I would think they'd be able to chat with the farmer and see if they'd be willing to work with them to set one up.
outtajo
Jul. 23rd, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
Just Food in NYC supports CSAs throughout the city here. They helped us start ours in Brooklyn Heights and it wasn't too terrible. Though it would probably be harder without the support - Just Food provided us with workshops on the various how-to's and supported us as we pulled our stuff together and got off the ground in 2007. Local Harvest would probably be a good place to start - they may be able to hook you up with someone similar in your city.

Edited at 2008-07-23 03:00 am (UTC)
outtajo
Jul. 23rd, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
I've been meaning to take photos of my CSA goodies along the way this year, but have forgotten, well, pretty much every week :)

Looks delicious!
rivulet
Jul. 23rd, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
It's good blog fodder, I think - posts with photos are always more interesting than just words. And I hope that more people sign up for CSA's as a result, 'cause it's a good idea!
solteronita
Jul. 23rd, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
My, what large carrots you have!
rivulet
Jul. 23rd, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
The better to see you with my dear (eventually, that is)!
clovecigarettes
Jul. 23rd, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
You know what's funny? Oregon grocery store tomatoes taste so much more flavourful than midwest grocery store tomatoes!!
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