I have sadly skipped a few weeks of CSA posts; usually because my camera never seemed to be handy when I was
shoving things in the fridge putting things away. This week I made sure to have my camera nearby…and charged…since I knew there was something special in the delivery.
Now is probably the best time to mention that I’ve made a difficult decision to suspend my CSA pickup for a short while. While I’m trying to actively lose weight, I’m sticking to certain foods which don’t always fall in line with what I get in the box. If I had a little more time to try new recipes more often, it wouldn’t be an issue. All the CSA goodies are incredibly healthy and delicious, but I find myself not eating them fast enough lately to justify the cost. My hope to to take a short break and pick back up with the box in a few months. So, this will likely be the last CSA pick up for a while. However, I do plan to continue using my farmer market to purchase healthy food. I’m sold on the fact that the fruits/veggies coming from my local Farmer’s Market is far superior to my big box grocery store so I plan to continue using them as a resource.
This week was full of great stuff like tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, chard, basil…
and green beans.
Wait, what’s that you see?
Hello Lovely Watermelon!
That sucker was HEAVY, probably a good 5-7 lbs. Turns out it was also a little different than the classic watermelon.
I had never seen a yellow watermelon, but it had the same great watermelon taste, just a little milder.
It was a big haul this week. However, here lies the problem. I had to pick up this CSA box, throw it in the fridge and then run to my parents house for a birthday celebration. The next morning I pulled out the lettuce to package it up properly so it would last the week and it was ALL wilted already. I had to throw out 2 heads of lettuce, a bunch of chard, and basil. Half my box was in the trash within 24 hours. Bummer.
Aside from the fruits and veggies, I will miss the handmade bouquets they create for me to accompany my pickup. There is a part of me that feels so special when they start building the bouquet when they see me.
Although, Trader Joe’s has some amazing flowers too…so all is not lost.
Seriously beautiful mums from TJs this past weekend.