Even though CSA delivery isn't quite as thrilling in the winter as it is in the spring and summer, I was SO happy to see these clementine tangerines in the box this morning. They were absolutely delicious the last time we got them, and they're seedless! We also got a butterscotch chocolate chip cookie treat, which didn't make it into this photo.
We've been getting CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) delivery of local, organic produce for about eight months now and both my husband and I love it. We're definitely eating healthier, and we're more creative with our cooking. My husband has been chopping up spices and adding them to whatever he eats!
This week we got, roughly clockwise from the back: bloomsdale spinach (in bag), chiogga beets with tops, mustard spinach/tatsoi, romanesco cauliflower, flat-leaved kale, carrots, romaine lettuce, young red onions, turnips, broccoli, clementines, and cilantro.
I'm really happy about that bagged spinach because the last time we got it I sauteed it with a bit of onion and it was so delicious my husband said he could eat it every day. I'm also curious about that sci fi looking cauliflower, which is almost too cool-looking to cook.
If you're interested in getting CSA delivery, click here to learn more about it and to find a service in your area. One interesting thing I've found is that even though the delivery isn't cheap, our monthly grocery spending hasn't gone up. I think it's because we're eating differently and with less meat and so overall it's not expensive.
Farmer's Markets are another great way to support local farmers and eat healthy produce. Do you shop at Farmer's Markets or get CSA delivery? Tell us about it in the comments section. And as always, I love to get your tips and preparation advice for anything you see in this photo.