Celebrating (Food) Independence with CSA Boxes 3 and 4

Box 3

When I decided to post weekly blog entries reporting my personal experience as a member of a CSA farm share, I didn’t intend to include so many dismal weather updates, too. Everyone is talking about the weather, wondering why June and July feel more like January and February.  Yesterday was Sunday, July 4th, and like other Seattleites, I stayed indoors most of the afternoon waiting for the rain to fall, and hoping it would stop before the much anticipated 10:00 p.m. fireworks in Lake Union.  It was so chilly, I wore a turtleneck sweater all day and wore a jacket at night.  The fireworks were great!

So J and I took Cassius to the Ballard Market to pick up our fourth CSA share box.  This week’s box included more items than last week. Here’s the breakdown:

Last week’s CSA Box 3:

2 rainbow chard (traded collards for another chard)

2 different kinds of lettuces

1 head cauliflower

1/2 dozen eggs

1 lb sugar snap peas

1 lb broccoli florets

This week’s CSA Box 4:

Box 4 and Cassius

1 head green cabbage

1 head purple cabbage

2 kinds of lettuces

white turnips

rainbow chard

1/2 dozen eggs


garlic scapes

collard greens

No doubt we are eating more vegetables this summer- especially greens- because of our weekly CSA box (and my small garden) guide the daily menu, but I admit disappointed that Mother Nature is withholding the sunshine needed to ripen summer fruits for us to enjoy. Living in anticipation for our first Growing Things Farm berry share – whenever it happens –  I will post an announcement here.  Until then, every one of our meals will include scrumptious salads, fine sauteed greens, warm vegetable soups or roasted vegetables.  We’re really eating green.


2 thoughts on “Celebrating (Food) Independence with CSA Boxes 3 and 4

  1. Yeah – We’re getting a lot of greens too. Not exactly sure what to do with them all. I will be happy though if I don’t see another head of lettuce for a very long time. That’s all we got in the first weeks.

    As for the garlic scapes – I’m considering the pesto version to use them.

    • I grilled the garlic scapes and put them in with the grilled swordfish steak tacos we ate tonight. Jason was really happy with dinner tonight- it was really simple.

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