Monday, April 7, 2008

Consumer Supported Agriculture

I am excited that I will have a new blogging topic here soon - and perhaps one that will keep me updating this thing on a fairly regular basis.

I have purchased a half-share in a local farm's Consumer-Supportd-Agriculture (CSA) crop.

Beginning on April 30th I will receive a box full of seasonal veggies and some fruit for the next 18 weeks. So, I'm going to have to get a bit creative to cook up all these veggies. I have about resolved to not buy meat after what I have in my freezer is gone and do my best to do a vegetarian summer. I think it'll be a bit of an adventure to try to cook in a whole new way!

This is an audience partiipation post - - if you have a favorite recipe involving any of the vegetables listed on the right which have a check in the "S" columns - please share!

Likewise - I'll share tasty recipes I discover over this vegetarian summer.

A number of these vegetables I recognize as being "southern" vegetables - - but though I grew up in the south my mother is from Michigan and I'm rather unfamiliar with what one does with such things as collard greens and the like. When they serve collard greens in the school cafeteria they look like a bowl full of lawn mulch collected after a heavy rain. I'm sure there are more appetizing ways of presenting them though that make me actually want to ingest the things.


  1. I love collard greens as long as they are fixed right. Nathan's Grandmother always fixes them on New Years Day. They are superb. :) Sometime people add turnips to them. Then maybe they add those to turnip greens.

  2. The only way I've ever had collard greens is in the can, and yuck.

  3. I've never fixed greens myself, but I'll ask my mother in law how she makes them. To add to Adrian's response, turnpis are usually added to turnip greens. I like those turpip greens best.

  4. aunt renea should surely know how to fix them if daddy ate them - check with her and remember the pepper sauce!

  5. Collard greens=

    For other ideas for other things, try ...It's a life saver for me! ;)

  6. thanks for all the ideas, ladies!