As you may recall, my New Year’s Resolution was to join a CSA. Yesterday I picked up my first CSA bag! We truly are blessed with beautiful produce throughout the year here in California. The girls and I were super excited to get home and see what was inside. I decided to join Eating with the Seasons. A good friend highly recommended them and I liked that I can get eggs included with the weekly delivery as well as select what produce I want each week based on their supply. And, so far, their customer service has been really great, so I’m excited to work with them!
Even though I can choose what I want delivered, I forgot to log-in last week, so this week’s bag was full of surprises. Happily, everything we received is produce we normally eat. Phew! I know part of the reason I am doing a CSA is to challenge myself to try new produce, but I must admit it’s nice to ease into the experience with food I know.
We’re starting out with a Small bag each week to get a good idea of what we will use. Here is what we received this week. A dozen organic, local, humanely-raised eggs for only $4.50 (I’m getting this bi-weekly). Awesome, right? For veggies, a bunch of carrots, a HUGE acorn squash, two heads of butter lettuce and two big crowns of broccoli. For fruit, a bag of kiwi fruit, four apples and 6 tangelos (one of which I am eating right now – it’s delicious!).
I have to say, I already feel more invested in my produce. How often do I let it go bad in the fridge? More often than I like to admit. But I’m determined to not have that happen with my CSA produce. Hopefully this means we end up eating more fruits and veggies overall! I’m very glad I made this our resolution and that we are finally jumping on the CSA bandwagon. I think it’s going to be a great experience.