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Erin's Excitement is spelled: C.S.A.

For the last year or so, I've had the great intention of getting to the farmer's market once a week. Embarrassing as it is, I've only made it once. I have been pleased with the selection of fresh fruits and veggies at the regular grocers, but at this point I know it's because I was comparing the produce to the sub-par stuff available in Oahu (everything shipped over and often past it's prime).

So.... I signed our family up for a large weekly veggie/fruit box from our local Community Supported Agriculture group, Abundant Harvest Organics! Each Saturday at 10:15, I head to the pick-up spot for Pasadena (about a mile from home), and schlep home a weeks worth of organic produce. Find out about the group in your area by visiting Local Harvest

Last week's rundown included: butter lettuce, lemon basil, radishes, tomatoes, avocado, serrano peppers, jalepenos, bell peppers, potatoes, eggplant, butternut squash, red onion, a dozen peaches, asian pears, yellow pear tomatoes, a melon, and a basket of figs!


















This week we're feasting on romaine, arugula, zucchini, summer & winter squash, eggplant, red onions, red potatoes, grapes (the boys and i ate half the bunch in the car on the way home!), 2 baskets of figs, asian pears, a dozen granny smiths, tomato, italian sweet basil, avocados, carrots, melon & bartlett pears. Oh, and I added on a dozen eggs from some local chickens!




















A suggested recipe this week was for bruschetta and I think tomorrow will be the day!

Comments

blissful_e said…
Yum! I think there is one of these in Perth now and I just need to try it out. Yours looks terrific!!
kel said…
AWESOME!! I have always thought that would be a good idea to do . . . and have also made it a goal to hit the farmer's market once a week just recently, haha, last week I went just as it was shutting down : )
mama mia said…
omg, those look like some yummy boxes of fresh food!

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