Eat Your Veggies! Robert Treat Farm CSA Week 4
|June 27, 2014||Posted by Sarah under 2014 CSA, Connecticut|
I still haven’t made it through all the cabbage from last week…it’s insane! However I’ve made some rather delicious slaws that I’ve mixed with shredded carrots, the garlic scapes, and an apple cider/citrus dressing. Super good with fish tacos and grilled chicken…yum!
Keira got much more creative with her cabbage and mixed it with pineapples, mangos, carrots and a strawberry vinaigrette. She let it sit overnight and voila! This looked super good.
She also sauteed up her white turnips with some onions, garlic and zucchini for a tasty side dish. I love seeing how she is using all the ingredients so differently than I would…helps me to think outside of the box a little!
Somehow we are already in week four. It’s exciting because we’re now starting to get things other than greens (YAY!) and the farmstand is now open to fill in the gaps. Here’s what we got this week.
I took home the purple kohlrabi, red chard and purple beets. Judging by the colors, I am clearly sick of greens 😉 I also picked up some asparagus, tomatoes and peas from the farmstand.
Keira got the cauliflower, carrots, asparagus and swapped the green leaf lettuce for some red chard.
After getting our goodies, we walked around the Woodmont Farmers Market for a bit. It was PACKED! It’s so cool to see the community come out an support local businesses and farms. I was intrigued by a new vendor, Nutty Bunny. This is a non-dairy frozen dessert that looked a whole lot like ice cream. After tasting two of the flavors, Double Chocolate Crunch and Vanilla, I was sold! This stuff is delicious and actually not all that bad for you. The vanilla is made from cashews, coconut milk, maple syrup, almonds, coconut oil, filtered water, pure vanilla extract, sea salt, and vanilla beans…that’s it! Needless to say, I went home with a pint.
I went home in the BEST mood! This is by far my favorite time of year when the air is warm and all the food we eat is from down the street…just can’t get better than that! Til next week!