eat your veggies!

 Last Thursday I signed up to get a veggy box once a week from a somewhat local farm Greener Green Acres.  It’s a true family-run farm and I feel like I am doing the right thing by eating their super-fresh food (picked hours before being delivered to me).  So today I got my first real basket (last week I got a free sample basket).  The contents:

  • One GIANT zucchini – like… really hugenormous
  • Potatoes – red white and purple
  • string/wax beans – green yellow and purple (a ridiculous amount, I don’t know what to do with them)
  • baby carrots
  • beet greens – regular and golden
  • some kind of chinese lettuce
  • peas
  • mixed lettuce
  • some onions

So all in all, a pretty good haul! (Ohh I’m rhyming like Jian! I knew following him on twitter would only enrich my life)

There are many such farming programs (CSAs) in the area so I’m not sure if we’ll stay with this one next year or not.  We may find one that costs less or has more stuff we like etc. The point is though, that no matter which one we end up using, it’s a good thing.  If it’s at all possible for you to participate in a CSA, I strongly suggest that you do.

On this day:

In 2008 – I made vegetarian comfort food (I made this again during the winter holiday because it has that kind of vibe)
In 2007 – hacky sack
In 2006 – photos
In 2005 – no post due to being in 

 ‘s wedding

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10 Comments on “eat your veggies!”

  1. metahara says:

    family please string bean recipe:
    http://metahara.livejournal.com/319322.html
    catering crowds love string beans with a balsamic orange reduction and sesame seeds.

  2. metahara says:

    family please string bean recipe:
    http://metahara.livejournal.com/319322.html
    catering crowds love string beans with a balsamic orange reduction and sesame seeds.

  3. That sounds delicious!
    I love fresh veggies- we have had fresh corn, squash and tomatoes almost every week this summer.

  4. That sounds delicious!
    I love fresh veggies- we have had fresh corn, squash and tomatoes almost every week this summer.

  5. We signed up for a CSA this year, also organic only, and the farm is only a 15 minute drive from our place. They deliver once a week to the school up the street from us so we can just stop by to pick up our load on the way home from work. So far it has been great, super delicious and fresh.
    I couldn’t seem to find a price on their web site. How much do they charge for a whole season? I think ours was around $500, enough for 2 adults and 2 kids.

    • tianadargent says:

      It depends on the basket you choose. We have the small one and it’s $25/week for 20 weeks but we joined half way through.
      Which one are you with?

      • So $25 for 20 weeks is about the same price. Their season goes from June until whenever stuff stops growing on the farm (Oct/Nov).
        It is a new CSA this year called Harvest Moon Farm. Two women who have taken over the family farm and have been apprenticing on a CSA farm in Kemptville in the past. Their farm is in Manotick.

      • So $25 for 20 weeks is about the same price. Their season goes from June until whenever stuff stops growing on the farm (Oct/Nov).
        It is a new CSA this year called Harvest Moon Farm. Two women who have taken over the family farm and have been apprenticing on a CSA farm in Kemptville in the past. Their farm is in Manotick.

    • tianadargent says:

      It depends on the basket you choose. We have the small one and it’s $25/week for 20 weeks but we joined half way through.
      Which one are you with?

  6. We signed up for a CSA this year, also organic only, and the farm is only a 15 minute drive from our place. They deliver once a week to the school up the street from us so we can just stop by to pick up our load on the way home from work. So far it has been great, super delicious and fresh.
    I couldn’t seem to find a price on their web site. How much do they charge for a whole season? I think ours was around $500, enough for 2 adults and 2 kids.


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