7.21.2014

Eating: Vegetables (the tasty way)



CSA Box via R.O.C. + the Fern Orchard and Gardens

I love food. Who's with me?

I love thinking about it. I love photographing it. And most of all, I love eating it.

This summer, I invested in my first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, purchasing a bi-weekly CSA share with a local organic fruit and vegetable farm. Apartment living doesn't exactly lend itself to gardening and growing your own food, so I purchased the CSA as a little treat to myself and to the environment. It's also been an effective way to force myself to eat more vegetables. I'm not sure why, but given the choice between fruits and veggies I'll choose fruit every time.

Thursdays are delivery day, which means Thursdays are the new weekend. I chose the bi-weekly share because it's just me in the apartment and I still like to eat other things too. Things like perogies and pizza and mac n' cheese! #noshame

Every second Thursday I receive a box full of certified organic produce. I've received two boxes so far, filled with things like lettuce, sprouts, snap peas, green collards (similar to kale), beet greens, radishes and - my favourite thing to date - fresh strawberries.

I'm really enjoying my time in the kitchen and like to prepare dishes that are simple, and whenever possible, pretty too. Turns out salads and stir fries are where it's at.

8 comments:

  1. I have always thought about doing that. Such a great way to get your veg and fruit!!! You've just reinspired me to perhaps do this. That salad looks incredible! Hope you're having a great summer Amy!

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    1. Thank you, Tracey! I have loved the experience so far. It makes meals more meaningful, and I love being a part of something greater. I would totally recommend it. :)

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  2. Good for you! That sounds like a great way to make sure you always have good, high quality produce around.

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  3. Amy, your salad looks like just what I need! Do you find you eat everything? I would imagine it's a good way to make sure you just have healthy stuff in the fridge...instead of just perogies ;) I've been so out of the blog world, so how are you?

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    1. Thanks Janis! I do find it hard to eat it all (but I'm coming pretty close). That's been the issue so far. Otherwise I'm loving it. I'm doing well. Going through some life change, but taking it one step at a time! Hope you're doing well too!

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  4. Aw, this is a great idea to support and eat healthy.

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    1. Thanks LeeLee! I hope you have a chance to try CSA someday. It's really quite fun.

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