This summer we joined a CSA for the first time. All I can say is, why didn’t we do this sooner?
We love everything about the experience! We’ve been introduced to so many new varieties of vegetables which is right in line with our new healthy diet.
Raise your hand if you know what kohlrabi is. Two months ago, I had never heard of it and I went to an agricultural college in the area! Now it is one of our new favorite vegetables. Unfortunately, they’re pretty much done for the season but that’s ok because we’ve moved onto tasty summer squashes.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In the spring, we paid a membership fee to Pennypack Farm and as a result we pick up 6 shares of locally grown produce & herbs weekly during the summer harvest season. It has quickly become my favorite day of the week!
The shares offered weekly change as the growing season changes. It’s like Pandora’s box of produce. Being part of a CSA also challenges us in the kitchen because you have to work each week’s offerings to create delicious meals. My latest concoction was beet stuffed peppers with a dollop of local honey. Delish!
This week we got to pick our own string beans which we took right home and had for dinner. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!
We go very few places without Wilson. So its awesome that dogs are allowed on the farm too!
As a bonus we get to harvest flowers from the cutting garden.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy….
If you have the opportunity to join a CSA next year, I highly recommend it. It will expand your palette and culinary skills as well as support local farms and farmers. I have to thank Karen, a blog reader, for referring us to our CSA!