Monday, August 10, 2015

Foodshed Farms CSA: Boxes 6, 7, 8 & 9


It's full blown summer here in Arkansas, complete with the heat index waaay over 100 degrees (F).  Our CSA box has been bursting with goodies from all around the state, and we've been cooking up a storm.  We've made gazpacho, summer salads, ratatouille, and more!  I plan on sharing more of what we've been doing with our box in the next few weeks, but today, I just wanted to share all the lovely produce we've been getting.





I froze the blackberries, so I'm hoping to make something yummy with them soon.  I really need to learn how to can, because our boxes have been bursting with veggies.








Our boxes have been stuffed with a variety of stuff.  Lately, there's been a whole lot of tomatoes, which I have been turning into daily lunch salads.






I like getting things like fennel, because it's something I might not grab at the store myself.  This whole experience has really helped me push my cooking creativity.



The figs were a happy surprise in the box.  I put them in my smoothies all week.  We have a huge fig tree in the back yard, but we've been catching baby raccoon stealing figs out of it as of late.

The watermelon above was amazing.  I turned it into a fresh summer salad, but more on that later.



I can't wait to turn all that basil into pesto!  That's my goal for this week.

What does your summer produce look like?  Do you like to keep things simple in the kitchen during the hot weather?  Leave me a comment!

15 comments:

  1. I really ought to join a CSA next year. The idea of not knowing what you'll get gives me anxiety, but I could get used to it. I've been sooooo bad at getting to the farmers market this summer. I used to go weekly, and now I'm lucky if I make it there once a month!

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    1. Josh thinks it's a little pricey ($25/week), but the box is usually bursting. I like getting things I don't usually cook, because it pushes me. I think I will get the winter box, which I'm guessing will just be full of squash!

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  2. Everything looks so much fresher than grocery store produce. I need to look into a CSA. I think $25 is a deal considering the quality of produce your getting!

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    1. Me too! I just signed up for the fall box, which will have broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, pumpkins, and all those kind of goodies. I can't wait! I definitely buy a whole lot less produce at the grocery store because of the box.

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