CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. Our family just joined one locally. The produce comes from Austin TX, about 3 hours away.
Some good things from supporting CSA:
- Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
- Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
- Find that kids typically favor food from “their” farm, even veggies they’ve never been known to eat
- Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown
It’s a simple enough idea, but its impact is profound. Tens of thousands of families have joined CSAs, and in some areas of the country there is more demand than there are CSA farms to fill it
The flavor and freshness of the CSA produce is very evident when compared to other “organic produce” from the likes of Whole Foods, Sprouts Walmart etc.
Our little man enjoys going to the pick up location, to fill our box with the produce of the week. When I was there last, I was super happy as I picked up about 4 pounds of chicken feet. Pasture raised chicken feet for $1.00 pound. I can taste the soup already 🙂
Roasting veggies in the oven is so simple and so yummy. Here some fresh beet, spring onion, green beans, carrot, garlic and RADISH. Yes radish. When was the last time you roasted a very fresh radish?
So recipe as simple as: Collect veggies, cut to desired size or leave whole, sprinkle with your favorite seasoning, herbs/spices, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Let marinate for a few hours.
In the oven at 375-400 for about 15 minutes or until done to tenderness of your liking. Simple or what? Serve along aside anything you like, or simply by itself. I made a yogurt tahini garlic sauce which I drizzled over it.
Keep it simple and…