I really loved sharing what we got in our last weeks basket with you guys and got really inspired to use the ingredients in lots of fresh salads and even cooked dishes! I have to say the Kale really sautés up well and is so tasty even on it’s own with a bit of oil, lemon juice and fresh garlic!
I’m excited to share another week of fresh local produce with you today and hopefully inspire more of you to try out a CSA delivery! I seriously get so exited on delivery day it’s a bit ridiculous. You’d think it were for something a bit more ‘fun’ like a delivery of free clothes or something but honestly, fresh local and organic produce really does make me so happy! There’s just nothing comparable to the taste. If you though veggies were boring with no taste – you haven’t reeeeeeally tasted that true vegetable.
Take for example a carrot… I’ve had my share of conventional (non-organic) carrots growing up. Yea, I still liked them but that was probably more thanks to the ranch dip that was always associated with carrots. In the past few years I’ve started consciously purchasing more organic produce and I have to say the flavour difference is very noticeable. Now all of a sudden I can eat a carrot all by itself. It has such a rich almost sweet flavour. And then of course there’s the organic carrot grown by the farm down the road which didn’t take hours or days to get to you.. those carrots. Are out. of. this. world. The flavour explosion is rediculous.
So, thanks to the local farms for starting up such an incredible program! I’m now enjoying vibrant and flavourful veggies all summer.
Here’s what we got in this weeks basket:
- Ragged Jack Kale
- Red Russian Kale
- Red Leaf Lettuce
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- Baby Romaine
- Green Onion
Sounds good? Check out a local farm in your area and inquire about CSA/delivery service. Most farms are heading that way as it’s a great source of regular income and of course it’s an incredible convenience for us as consumers to receive a weeks worth of fresh produce right at our doorstep!
Until next week, have a great weekend!