I recently decided to subscribe to a CSA — a community supported agriculture subscription. My subscription entails me picking up a box of organic fruits and vegetables from a local farm every other week. I opted for a “small” box from a local farm in Escondido. I stop by an art gallery in North Park and am surprised every week by what’s in the box. Sometimes it’s great news (plump blueberries! fragrant strawberries! avocados! plums! peaches! oh my!). Other times it’s a bit of a letdown (4 pounds of turnips again? mizuna — who cooks with mizuna? fiberous basil again?). Nevertheless, my CSA box is always a surprise every other week and it forces me to try and eat more organic veggies.
Here’s what came in this week:
two giant heads of lettuce
I made a nice light minestrone with the carrots, fava beans and leeks. I’m sure a roasted beet salad will be in the works later on this week.