Most of you know about CSA’s (community support agriculture) and likely participate. About a year ago, I signed up for Farm Fresh to You at Unique LA craft fair, mostly to force myself into eating produce that I wouldn’t likely purchase – seeCan we Love a Fava Bean?.
The produce comes fresh-picked from the owners’ farms and is delivered every other week. FFtY offers options for delivery schedule, box size, fruits, vegetables or combinations and the best part, an elimination chart. I vow someday to eliminate my eliminations page, but for now I cannot make friends with brussel sprouts, eggplant or beets – unless someone provides me with sure-fire recipes.
The produce is so fresh, honestly, leafy greens last for weeks in my refrigerator.
On Tuesday mornings, I watch out of the window for the delivery truck to pull up and then I accost the poor driver who has to tolerate my comments. “I tried kale in a frittata last week,” I shout at him. Like he hasn’t heard that before. There’s at least something new for me within each box. This week, it was an assortment of hot peppers . Come back to see how I used the peppers for breakfast and in Thai Shrimp Soup.
I encourage you to try a CSA in your hometown. It’s a great way to stay local, seasonal, and healthy and you a boxed present delivered right to your doorstep.