This year, Nate and I decided to go in on a community-supported agriculture (CSA) share with a co-worker and his family. The deal is, we pay an up-front cost (or, in payments, as we elected to do) for a summer's and early fall's worth of fresh, organic produce from a Wisconsin farm--our farm is Tipi Produce in Evansville. Each week, the farm delivers boxes of CSA produce to whatever pick-up site you choose. Ours is Outpost in Tosa, which is really nice because it's close and we shop there regularly, anyway.
We got our first box last Friday and it runs through early fall. We can even elect to get a winter share. It's becoming more and more important to us to eat organic, local produce that supports local farmers. This is an easy and even economical way of doing that.
In our first box, we got: asparagus, arugula, green garlic, rhubarb, radishes, parsley, green lettuce and potatoes. I think it will be fun, each week, to figure out meals based on the produce. Tonight, we're making a frittata with the arugula, asparagus and green garlic, and having a salad and some potatoes on the side.
Stay tuned for more about our CSA food!