Our weekly CSA box keeps getting bigger and bigger and I’m thrilled with our investment. This week was heavy on the greens, and I’m totally fine with that – we go through a ton with mason jar chopped salads.
Before we committed to the weekly CSA share I felt a bit disappointed that we didn’t have the time (or energy) to do our backyard container gardens this season. But! That doesn’t mean we had to miss out on fresh, local produce.
Someone asked me how we plan meals and grocery shopping when we’re not sure what will be in our CSA haul each week. I still make market and grocery trips to grab odds and ends, but I shifted our shopping days slightly to accommodate the box.
For example, I let the Wednesday evening CSA box dictate what I prep on Thursday and influence what I grab from my Grocery Crawl on the weekend. I don’t mind this because I want to be more intentional about eating in season whenever possible. We aren’t meant to have strawberries in the middle of a Michigan winter or tomatoes in March, etc. That produce has traveled hundreds of miles and is lacking in nutrients (and taste) compared to those consumed in season.
Plus it’s fun to see what was harvested and available – every Wednesday I feel like it’s the adult foodie equivalent of Dollar Store mystery grab bags I loved growing up.
Read on to see what was in the CSA box this week!