Thursday, October 10, 2013
Well the CSA (Community supported Agriculture) buckets are now done! What are my thoughts on it? Well if it were up to me, I wouldn't be doing that again. Maybe it was this particular farm. I guess my idea was to get farm fresh fruits and veggies that are organically and locally grown. My expectations of things we would get, would be strawberries, melons, potatoes, lettuce, carrots, beans, peas. I guess the more mainstream stuff you would see in a supermarket/farmers market. Well we did get beans, potatoes and carrots, and a bit of lettuce. We got more stuff I've never heard of let alone think of a recipe to put it in. We once got garlic scape, even DH didn't know what to do with it. We still have some weird squash from the last bucket sitting in the fridge. DH tried putting that in some kind of a stirfry, I did not like it, and ended up putting it to the side. DH managed to eat more, because well he will eat anything even if he doesn't like it. I gave everything that we never saw before a good to honest try. Even the other fellow we shared the bucket with ended up giving lots of it to his mom, because he didn't like it. He is asian and I've seen him eat some weird food too. With the floods in June the crops were quite small as well. We still ended up getting produce from the grocery store. I think DH would do it again, but I sure wouldn't.
If you are adventurous and want to experiment with recipes, and are not on a budget, I would recommend something like this. If you are not, I would really research the farm and the items you would get before deciding on something like this, the concept is a great idea.