» CSA Box – What’s in the Box #1
CSA Box – What’s in the Box #1
|September 21, 2012
Posted by Carrie
I’ve talked several times about how much I enjoy my CSA box. There’s a whole lot of bloggers who participate in CSA’s and there is also a weekly link up on In Her Chucks blog. So, I thought I’d share this week’s box and join in on the party. Go check out InHerChucks for What’s in the Box?.
I participate in the Farm Fresh to You CSA and receive a delivery of their medium sized mixed box every other Tuesday. The box is magically delivered during the wee hours of the morning and is there when I wake up (which is really early).
Here are the goodies in this week’s box:
Oranges, peppers, lettuce, green beans, kale, grapes, watermelon, carrots, plums, onion, garlic.
Notice the note at the top of the box, I toss the box out on my front porch the night before the next delivery and it gets picked up. Nice.
My favorite in the whole box. The grapes. They are perfect. Crunchy, juicy and while I snacked on a few, I threw the rest in the freezer since frozen grapes rule.
The watermelon was interesting. Once we cut it open, there wasn’t all that much that was edible. What we did cut out was yummy. For some reason, my kids think that watermelon with seeds is like some mutant creature. Seriously, the people who invented seedless watermelons suck. My kids have not learned the art of picking out watermelon seeds because they’ve never had to.
Besides, if the watermelon doesn’t have seeds, how do they grow new ones?
The green beans were a second runner up for best in the box. My daughter saw them in the fridge after school and actually asked me to cook them up (it was 3:30) as a random afternoon snack. She may be a picky eater, but she loves fresh green beans. It was such a huge bag, I’ve still got some.
Farm Fresh To You provides a little bit of information in each box. Here is a shot of the box insert. I love that my CSA is active in education about Prop 37.
There are always recipe ideas in the box. This one included two recipes to incorporate the grapes.
Here is the rest of the farm news. Including coupons at the bottom. Can you see the coupon code? If you’re in California and are interested in signing up, use the code 6164 for $10 off your first box and if you mention my name, I get a discount off my next box too
Do you participate in a CSA? Do you love fresh green beans? What about a CSA for meat? I’ve heard people who participate in that, I think that would be so amazing to have fresh, organic meat delivery.