We have been really excited the last few weeks for the arrival of our first week of produce from our local CSA, Lancaster Farm Fresh. We had been putting off signing up for a bit, mostly because I'm a procrastinator, but Lauren eventually pulled the trigger and we got a half share. We get to pick it up just a few blocks from our house at Almanac Market, a small market that has amazing local produce, random gourmet items, fresh made soups/salads, random raw cheeses, local vegan cookies, and even sometimes Vrapple (even though I think I bought the last of it there). This week it included:
1 bunch radishes – certified organic – Maple Lawn Organics
1 bunch scallions – certified organic – Windy Hollow and Plum Hill Organics
1 bunch green kale – certified organic – Life Enhancing Acres
2 small heads green leaf lettuce – certified organic – Back 40 Ranch
1 head flashy Troutsback Romaine lettuce – certified organic – Riverview Organics
3 portabello mushrooms – certified organic – Mother Earth Organics
We have a whole lot of lettuce… which is great and is helping me with my goal to eat a more raw diet. My plan is to highlight what we receive each week and some of the recipes/meals that come out of this local produce. Hopefully this will help Lauren and I prepare some new meals and try some new foods.
First on the list is mushrooms. We don’t eat them too frequently, but I am glad that now we need to find a good use for them. Maybe marinate and grill one or two? Thin slice and fry the other? Not sure but hopefully figure something good out soon.
So with all this local produce we made a feast last night. I made three kale wraps, then two more flashy Troutsback Romaine and Lauren made a giant salad with potatoes and focaccia on the side. We have also started growing sprouts which were ready last night to get into. It feels quite good having so much fresh produce around. I'm really excited!