Thursday, April 21, 2011

CSA

Just signed up for our first CSA!  I'm so excited.  Starting in June through the end of November (26 weeks!), we'll get seasonal veggies weekly, and organic eggs and bread bi-weekly!  It ends up costing us $27/week, which really is cheap considering how much we spend at the grocery store on produce.  I can't wait to see what's in our weekly surprise and try some new things.  I will be keeping my sister on speed dial since she seems to have a delicious way to prepare every vegetable known to man.  She made this kale/cabbage dish a few weeks ago for us that had me practically licking the plate.  Now we're debating what to actually grow in our home garden this summer.  I think we'll still do tomatoes but not sure what else since I'm sure we'll be getting zucchini as it becomes seasonal.  I know we'll get tomatoes but I don't think you can have enough of them, considering I have extended family who are happy to eat them too.  I want to do something more than tomatoes though.  Last year we tried sugar snap peas and they seemed like a lot of effort for such a small crop.  We tried broccoli a few years ago too and that wasn't as great as expected.  I really need to get better with doing baby lettuces but I think they would do better in a raised bed and are more suited to earlier summer rather than mid-summer, which is what I'm looking for.  Maybe I need to consult my garden expert.

2 comments:

Lisa :) said...

How about growing cauliflower? That is a favorite in my household. Yum!

Bracken said...

I had to look this up because I didn't know what it was. That is so cool. you will have to let me know how it goes. I am very curious.