This is year two of participating in the local Community Supported Agriculture program from OZ Farm. I wrote last year about our CSA and shared some photos of the bounty.
When I went to pick up our CSA box yesterday, I was overcome by a sense of gratitude when I opened the box. It was packed full of so many wonderful things. I was feeling thankful for the farmers who worked to produce the veggies and for the right natural balance that needs to happen for the productivity to occur: rich soil, sun, and rain.
It's too easy to be disconnected from our food. I love knowing I can go to the Farmers' Market and talk to the actual people that are growing, picking and prepping my weekly CSA box. Dirt under their nails, sun-glow skin and all.
This week we got a spaghetti squash, Brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, herbs, braising greens, kale, chard, salad mix and cinnamon heirloom apples.
I roasted the potatoes with some garlic salt, pepper, and Italian spice blend with olive oil. Brussels sprouts just get a little olive oil and salt/pepper. The chard went into our morning eggs and I will probably do stir fry dishes with the kale and braising greens. The spaghetti squash is also roasted and I will probably incorporate it into a few dishes. It's fun to try new recipes or tweak the old ones to incorporate the weekly CSA goodies.
|Potatoes and sprouts waiting to go in the oven.|
|Spaghetti squash out of the oven. Sweet goodness!|