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What Is CSA And How It Can Help You, Especially Now

Are you feeling the same way I am?

Has your whole world been turned upside down in the matter of a few weeks??

Is the thought of going to the grocery store for your vegetables terrible to you at this point?

But let's face it.  You've got to eat.  Farm fresh food is essential.

Your number one goal right now is to maintain your health and minimize your exposure, right?

What New Things Will You Try This Year?

As a CSA member, we know you like to try new things and expand your horizons with vegetables.

So do we.

Heck, one of our very favorite things to do as farmers is PICK what we're going to grow in the coming season.  

Yep, the farm crew spent many of the cold, wintry days in early March holed up inside the farmhouse, noses in seed catalogs debating the merits of this variety or that variety.

If you're like us, you've probably poked your nose into a seed catalog this winter... or five!

How To Save Time In the Kichen and Eat More Veggies

I totally get it. It takes a lot of time to prepare your family meals full of all natural ingredients, especially lots of fresh vegetables like you want to!

So much chopping, slicing, dicing, right? Who has time for all of that??

You’re busy. You’ve got kids or grandkids… You’ve got work… Doctor's appointments... Or just LIFE to keep you busy and you can’t spend all day in the kitchen.

I’m the same way!

Pancakes Made Out Of Vegetables Are Fun For All

You want to eat more veggies, right? Don’t we all?!

Snap your fingers, and there it’s done, right???

Wait, it's not that simple for most of us!

Having a little inspiration makes it easier and more fun!

Today I want to share with you one of the BEST ways that I’ve found to keep veggies interesting to ALL ages and palettes:

Making veggie pancakes!!!

 

How to Make Your Own Vegetable Broth Using Scraps

“Mmmm! What is in this soup?”

Soup is one of the things I serve that I get the most complements on.

Why? It’s kind of like building a house. It needs to start with a solid foundation or else it won’t be very successful.

Soup is the same way. And broth is that foundation.

Broth is a magical ingredient in soup that you can’t see, but makes it taste so much better.

How To Make A Harvest Bowl And Eat It All Week

Are your eyes ever bigger than your stomach? (It's okay, mine so totally are!  Hehe!)

Do you ever have a big pile of veggies in your fridge that want to eat up before they go bad?

Do you have a CSA share and are determined to use it all up?

Or just want to get in a routine of eating more veggies in general?

Have I got an idea for you!

How To Make Stir-fries More Interesting

Picture this:

You have a fridge full of veggies, and you are busy and…

Them: Hey what’s for dinner?

You: Mmm, I think it’s going to be stir-fry again tonight…

Them: Oh, boring!

OR

That again!

Does this ever sound like your house??

Or maybe your husband says he “won’t eat plain stir-fry,” leaving you searching for a more creative way to use up the veggies in your fridge…

How I Preserve The Garden Fresh Taste I Miss The Most

Kids love rituals, right?

Well, my daughter used to have one every night that when she was ready to go get her father to read a book before bed, she'd run down the hall yelling “WHAT’S THE LOW TONIGHT, DAD?”

And even more humorously she invariably answered her own question with something not-so-seasonal-anymore like “probably sixty-six”.

We've had a few nights already where Gene answered her question with “29”. 

What To Do With All That Squash!

“What do I do with this big squash?”

A common question that we get from CSA members after a few weeks of fall squash distribution.

And I understand. Sometimes I can look at a pile of uncooked/unprocessed veggies… like squash… and feel at a loss, too.

Ugh! I only have so much time and creativity!

So one thing that helps me a ton is to just get the stuff cooked and into the fridge.

What?

Why Peppers Are One of The Best Veggies to Freeze

It’s September and your garden is cranking out harvests that taste so delicious that you want to hang onto everything as long as possible.

Or maybe your CSA farm has peppers ripening like crazy this time of year. We certainly have them by the bucketful here on our farm!

 

 

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