First of all, as you may remember, I am a vegan. This means I should at least attempt to make friends with most vegetables. I do love vegetables, but I admit, I tend to stick to the same handful of vegetables every week (lettuce, bell peppers, cucumber, kale, onion, shallot, green onion, broccoli). There are also a number of fruits that we buy regularly (and beans and legumes, so don't worry, we're eating enough!), but still, I think that we could be eating significantly more vegetables than we have been.
Also, when I go to the grocery store, I'm not as conscious as I should be about buying local. Particularly when I go somewhere like Whole Foods, that always has a mind-blowing array of different veggies, I tend to go a little crazy! So it is nice to have someone else do the thinking for me. It's great to support local farmers. CSA provides farmers with a regular and predictable source of income.
So today, for $20, we got a box with the following:
- large golden beet (and tops)
- red beet (and tops)
- two yellow onions
- three pattypan squash
- seven carrots, with tops
- bunch of black kale
So my plan tomorrow night is to make some sauteed beet tops with onion and garlic and a shredded beet and carrot salad. Stand by for recipes and pictures tomorrow night!