Last year I heard about something called a CSA aka, community supported agriculture. It’s where you sign up for weekly bundles of veggies from a local organic farm and you pick them up at a location near your home. Like usual, we were a day late and a dollar short last year signing up for it and they were all filled up by the time we tried to jump on. A few of our friends hopped on this year, but we didn’t get our act together in time for spring. We were happy to find we could join in July. If you want to try to see if you can still join, you might be able to. Check out the info HERE.
Here’s what our first CSA looked like if anybody was curious what kind of stuff you get in a small bundle. We pick ours up at a local health food shop a few miles away from our home. We never knew how exciting it would be to get a box of vegetables every week. It really is fun and makes meal planning a bit more adventurous.
All of my creativity goes into finding ways to entertain Miles and of course my photography, so when it comes to dreaming up meals, I fall extremely short. I love to eat, but I loath pretty much everything that has to do with bringing the food to the table. I have discovered that these weekly bundles of surprise vegetables have awakened the small part of me that is interested in cooking. I still have a lonnnnnnng way to go when it comes to the culinary arts so thank God John has been willing to step up to the plate.
With all of these vegetables floating around, we have been thankful that Miles continues to be a good vegetable eater. From overhearing food discussions from other parents, and catching commercials for Pediasure, we hear eating veggies might be a rare thing. So I thought I would document this wonderful thing and share for at least Miles’ grandparent’s sake. (Don’t we all want our mother in law’s to see our kids eating their veggies? Since my mother in law reads my blog, this one is for you Donna! I have a feeling some ladies on a South Carolina golf course just might hear about Miles’ veggie eating habits today.)
I will say, Miles loves tomatoes so much that we actually have had a problem this year with Miles stealing tomatoes off the vine of our neighbor’s tomato plants. It’s really hard to discipline your child for something he is doing half right.
We sometimes get things in our CSA that we aren’t sure what it is. This seemed to be broccoli, though it looks kind of different than the kind you get a the grocery store. Regardless, Miles grabbed it right away and crammed it in his mouth, gobbling it up.
Another shot of Miles loving his Caprese salad.
Who knows what we’ll get tomorrow. We still have PLENTY of zucchini left over from last week. So feel free to pass on your favorite way to eat those. Though not sure anybody can beat zucchini brownies…
I’ve got lots more to talk about, but I need to get to bed. One topic being my high school reunion I went to on Friday, but I”m still processing that evening. It was great, but I was surprised how much I learned from going to it. I hope I get a chance to write about it soon. Nighty night and happy Monday!