2011 CSA Week #1

We’ve subscribed to Sandy Spring CSA for vegetables, fruits, and herbs this year. Assuming I keep up with it, I’m going to post what we get each week as well as post on how we’re using our share.

TheWife picked up the first week’s share on the 11th, as I was in route back home from a visit to Toronto. We got the following:

  • 1 bunch white scallions
  • 1 bunch red scallions
  • 1 head romaine
  • 2 heads bok choy
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • 1 bunch French breakfast radishes
  • 1 bunch rhubarb
  • 1 bunch curly parsley
  • 1 bunch dandelion greens
  • 1 package Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 package cremini mushrooms

We had the romaine in a Caesar salad on Thursday night, and it was excellent. (Update: Actually, we had one of the heads of bok choy; I fail at produce identification. I thought the veins on the leaves were a bit more pronounced and whiter than usual…) I used a modified version of this recipe – I’ll post with my modifications shortly.

Tonight we’re going to have a salad with the lettuce, radishes, red scallions, and mushrooms, along with burgers with parsley, red scallions, and garlic, topped with bacon, caramelized onions, and mushrooms.

Later in the week, we’ll have another Caesar salad (with chicken this time, I think), some pasta with the dandelion greens on the side, and a stir fry with mushrooms, the white scallions, and the rest of the bok choy – and that’ll take us up to Wednesday, at which point we’ll have another share delivery.

I’ve usually been making the market run on Sunday or Monday; since the CSA shares show up on Wednesday, I think I’m going to shift over to Thursdays for the market run, and do menu planning on a Thursay->Thursday cycle, instead of the Sunday->Sunday cycle we have been using. I think this week I’ll have to hit the market twice; hopefully this is a one time thing…