As Kim and I were enjoying our second meal courtesy of our CSA from Birdsong Farm, we had a little discussion about the benefits we have already noticed from getting fine produce this way……
1 It forces you to eat better because you don’t want to waste this delicious produce.
2 It challenges you to come up with new thoughts for meals that include the wonderful produce.
3 It has you trying things you have never had before…. ex. garlic shoots.
4 It has you recalling meals from your youth……ex. wanting to make tiny radish tea sandwiches because the radishes haven’t been that tasty since around 1962.
5 It has us talking with family and friends about what we are making, and that is always good.
Any other thoughts about why a CSA is a great thing?
6 Oh, and we are eating less meat already.
One more great benefit: we get out of the house every Saturday morning to enjoy our community and pick up other treats at the market. This week’s impulse purchases were strawberry-rhubarb pie and fresh lemon-basil pasta from Ohio City Pasta!