Wednesday, August 8, 2012

July 2012 Farm CSA Share

Leftover from June:
2 green garlic (Week 2) (Used in Veggie-Ham Bake - Week 1 this month)
part of a small lettuce (Week 3) (gave to my sister)
over a pound of assorted snow and sugar snap peas (Weeks 3 and 4) (Gave most to my sister)
1 bunch scallions (Week 4) (Used 3 in Filipino Lumpia - Week 1 this month, gave the rest to my sister. Although I read that you can place the bulbs in water and re-grow the scallions indefinitely. So I did that with the three we used, even though we don't need more. I read they're fast growers, which appears to be true, so it's fun for Little Z to watch!)
1 head bok choy (Week 4) (Used a few leaves in Filipino Lumpia, gave the rest to my sister)
1 bunch spinach (Week 4) (Finished off as salads - Week 1 this month)
1 kohlrabi (Week 4) (used in Veggie Ham Bake - Week 1 this month)

Week 1:

  • 1.5 lb snow or sugar snap peas [Z chose some of both, one. at. a. time] (mostly eaten in lunches)
  • 1 kohlrabi [got a purple one this time!] (used in Veggie-Ham Bake)
  • 1 head bok choy (gave to my sister)
  • 0.6 lb Rainier cherries (eaten in various lunches and snacks)
  • 1 bunch scallions (went bad. Booo!)
  • 1 bunch spinach (used some in Raspberry-Spinach Baby Mash in Week 2, finished off the rest as salads by the end of Week 4)
  • 3 pc green garlic (used one in Very Pink Dip, the other two in Filipino Lumpia
  • 1 head lettuce (gave to my sister)
  • 1 bunch greens [chose a kale assortment with some green and purple varieties - used in Honey Kale Chips and Kale baby mash Week 3]
Bought: bunch of beets (for Very Pink Dip,) sweet potato (for Puppy Jerky, made Week 2) cauliflower (for Veggie-Ham Bake and pizza crusts,) and a pint of raspberries. Z chose a carrot and some mint, and I grabbed a bundle of chives (for Very Pink Dip;) all from the "Free, Take It" box

Week 2: 

Bought: small head cauliflower, smaller head broccoli, and 2 Yukon potatoes (all for Veggie-Ham Bake,) radishes (for Pink Dip)
Made: Veggie-Ham Bake (again,) Summer Rolls, Bok Choy baby puree, Raspberry-Spinach Baby Mash, Sweet Potato Puppy Jerky 
Sweet Potato Puppy Jerky
Slice sweet potato (skins and all) thick into 1/4" rounds, dehydrate until feels chewy - roughly 4-5 hours. I hear dogs love it. I made some for my Foodie Penpal! Got the recipe from Shannon at

Week 3:
  • 1.25 lb snow or sugar snap peas (chose roughly half of each, still working on them)
  • 0.5 lb Rainier cherries (eaten in various lunches and snacks)
  • 1.35 lb assorted Summer squash (made into Squished Squash and Sunny Squash Brownies)
  • 1.25 lb young broccoli (still working on them)
  • 2 pc green garlic (used 1 in Green Mashed Potatoes, still have the other)
  • 1 head lettuce (romaine - ate some, rest went bad)
  • 1 bunch greens (chose kale - used in Kale Mash)
  • 3 containers raspberries (some for Baby Smoothies, the rest eaten in various lunches and snacks)
Bought: Mango, lime, 4 bananas (all for Baby Smoothies,) 2 apples, 2 lbs assorted red and Yukon potatoes (to make roasted potatoes,) Rosemary Bread

Bonus CSA box:
(I had a Groupon for the organic produce home-delivery company that we used last Winter/Spring, but it expires by the end of August, so I had to use it soon.)
  • 1 fennel (used in Green Mashed Potatoes, Week 4)
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1 bunch Red Kale
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bunch yellow carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 mango
  • 2 avocado (Baby, Z, and Mama split one. Z and I had salt and garlic powder sprinkled on our half. Baby didn't share hers!)
  • 2 apricots (Mama ate one)
  • 3 red plums (Hubby ate one) 
  • 0.5 lb Rainier cherries 
Week 4:
  • 1 lb Summer squash
  • 0.6 lb rainier cherries
  • 1 pc cabbage (very small head of purple cabbage)
  • 1 Walla Walla sweet onion
  • 1.25 lb broccoli
  • 1 kohlrabi (Z chose a freakishly huge one - made Green Mashed Potatoes)
  • 1 head lettuce (Z chose a small head of green lettuce)
  • 1 bunch greens (Z chose Collard Greens. Blech.)
  • 3 containers raspberries
Bought: Champagne grapes (so cute! Squeee!) 2 red and 1 russet potato (for Green Mashed Potatoes,) Japanese sweet potato, 5 green beans (Z insisted.)
We also went out and harvested some cilantro, mint, and Rainbow Chard which they had on their weekly U-Pick board for share members.


  1. Okay, I'm a moron.. I keep seeing these posts, but WHAT is CSA?? Is this like a co-op?

  2. Sarah - CSA stands for Community Shared Agriculture. Basically, a farm figures out its operating costs, and divides that up into "shares," and then each contributor gets a chunk of everything produced on the farm. So you pay each week (or month, or season, depending on the CSA) and get a share of everything they grew that week. Many farms trade with others too, to give their members a wider variety.
    Unlike a grocery, you don't pick and choose what you're getting. But most CSAs are organic, and all are local.


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