CSA

Our First CSA Share! Greens, Greens, and More Greens!

Back in April, the beau and I decided to take the plunge and purchase a summer CSA share. We chose Crown Point Ecology Center and couldn’t wait for the first pick up. That first day came Friday and our fridge is full of greens!

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Our haul was vibrantΒ – just look at all that chlorophyll! I researched the best ways to store herbs and currently have the mint and parsley in a glass jar with some water, with a plastic bag rubber banded over the tender leaves. The chives survive best when wrapped in a damp paper towel and plastic wrap.

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The process was very simple and inviting. I walked in to find a giant chalkboard detailing what we would get with our week’s share. And, might I say, a half pound of garlic scapes is plenty!

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The deceiving bag of lettuce mix actually has a TON of delicious, nutritious leaves inside. We’ve each had a side salad every day and are only about halfway through the bag!

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I was intrigued by the offering of mizuna. I asked about it and was told it was a peppery Asian green, similar to arugula. A taste test proved it wasn’t nearly as spicy as arugula, but tender and a wonderful addition to salads.

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It was tough to pick just two bunches of herbs, but the chives were calling my name and the mint was too wonderful-smelling to pass up!

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Of course, garlic scapes were abundant. I’m still trying to figure out how to use up all of them!

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What are your favorite early summer CSA selections? And what do YOU do with garlic scapes?!

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