We're an ordinary family, complete with picky eaters, budget concerns, and time management issues. But to prove that "eating local" works - even for busy families in cooler climates - we're trading Chick-Fil-A and goldfish crackers for grassfed meat and local produce. Join our adventure in learning to eat (sort of) sustainably for the summer!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Starting the CSA

My CSA got off to a bit of a rocky start, with the truck running late and a long line forming in the hot sun of the parking lot.  We were all relatively cheerful about it, though, so it really wasn't bad.

Liza had been playing all day and was too tired to whine about the hour wait - plus she found some other kids who were tolerant enough to play "let's throw rocks down the sewer grate" with her.
(why yes, I did forget to wipe the schmutz off the phone camera lens - thanks for noticing!)

But even with the long wait, it was worth it - look at this bounty!

I've got all of the greens washed and bagged to use for a Big Salad later in the week.  I wasn't sure the pea shoots would hold up to being damp for a couple of days, so I left them in their original packaging.  The sausages and buns are going into the freezer for now, and the radishes are going with us to a radish-loving friend's Memorial Day barbecue.  I'm trying not to snarf down all of the apples in one sitting - we've been without local fruit for a couple of weeks, and it will be nice to not have to suffer a guilty conscience just to get something sweet on my plate.

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