It’s the most wonderful tiiiiime of the year… summer CSA season!
The past two years, we’ve split a full share from Lancaster Farm Fresh, and I’ve really enjoyed the experience. This year, however, we switched things up and are doing a half share through Greensgrow. The switch started out of convenience: the CSA pickup for LFFC is at my work, but I’m currently out on maternity leave. While it’s normally really convenient to swing by in the afternoon and pick up a box of veggies, it wasn’t really worth the hassle of trying to get back and forth with a newborn. Greensgrow offered a pick-up spot close to home, and only one block out of the way when I walk home from work, meaning it’s equally convenient to pick up while I’m home on maternity leave and once I go back to the lab. The Greensgrow CSA box also includes fruit, cheese, and fresh eggs or yogurt, so I’m excited for the additional variety! Instead of splitting a full share with friends, we’re doing a half share this year – which means we get a full-sized box every other week.
We picked up our first box this week, which contained tokyo bekana, romaine lettuce, asparagus, easter egg radishes, rhubarb, strawberries, and a dozen eggs.
The strawberry/rhubarb combination is an obvious choice for baking (pie!), and I see some salads in our future this week!