About our CSA

As mentioned in the “About” section, Bill and I have a small share (5/9 bushel per week) in “Tomato Mountain Farm’s CSA program”:http://tomatomountain.com/csa.html. So far, we’ve had one delivery and we’ve been enjoying it immensely. Mostly it was lettuces, which have made for many delicious salads so far. We’ll get the next share Monday, 7 June 2010.

The CSA share, of course, is a very large part of what catalyzed this blog from “pipe dream” to “active reality”. As such, we feel it only appropriate to catalog what we get with you each week, as well as to link to the program at every possible turn (partially because their Sun Gold Tomatoes are amazing, and you will regret not eating them if you’re in the Chicago area and not buying them when they hit the farmers’ market).

If you’re curious about what we got, please read on!

What the farmers said was in the box:

  • Kale, Red Russian
  • Spinach, Space
  • Lettuce, Concept
  • Lettuce, New Red Fire
  • Lettuce, Claremont
  • Lettuce, Cherokee
  • Turnips, Hakurei
  • Broccoli, Blue Wind & Windsor

Now, honestly? I have never heard of any of those lettuces, and never considered a specific varietal of spinach (though, really, who is surprised by the fact that there are varietals?). The turnips were cute and tiny (and delicious, but we’ll write on that specifically later), and the broccoli isn’t really enough for two people, but we’ll find a way to stretch it so we can both try it.

At the point of writing, we’ve used up most of the lettuces (we have about half of the New Red Fire head left), the turnips and the spinach. The kale and the broccoli are what’s left to be consumed before next week.

We’ll either update this post with photos or do another post with all the missing photos here within the next week. Possibly both!