This past Thursday I picked up my first batch of produce from the fall harvest of the Ambrose Farm CSA. There are a lot of reasons I joined a CSA. It's a great way to support a local business. It helps me eat local and reduce my impact on the environment. It will encourage me to eat healthier, with more vegetables that are mostly organic.
What I didn't expect was the sheer fun of it. When I picked up the box of vegetables, I was as excited as a kid on Christmas morning to open it up and see what was inside. This week's haul included salad greens, arugula, string beans, a cucumber, a bell pepper, green onions, radishes, sweet potatoes, turnips, and my personal favorite, two ears of popping corn. I had a lot of fun this week coming up with dishes to use all the vegetables, it was actually the first time I ever ate turnips. The popcorn added some excitement to movie night, watching it pop right off the cob, and it was quite delicious.
I know it is only the first week, but I'm very glad we joined, and look forward to the weeks to come!