When I mentioned this phenomenon to the Soldier those many moons ago he was ecstatic about the CSA idea and has since been obsessing over it for two years. Part of me thought maybe it was just a phase. Like when a little kid gets really into some ridiculous toy and then completely loses interest once they can call it their own. But no, the Soldier stuck to his plan and I'm happy to report I'm on week two of our Crop Share experience. It's been great having all sorts of leafy greens to mow on but at the same time I find myself obsessed with having to consume, share or give away all the goodness lest it go to waste. After all, I am but one Natalie with enough vegetables for four adults. Every week.
|...these are garlic scapes!|
I would highly recommend looking into local CSA's. The up front costs aren't cheap but the long term savings and benefits totally pay themselves off.
Plus you learn about weird vegetables like French Breakfast Radishes.
Until next week's culinary adventure!