After several years of considering joining a CSA, we finally did this year. And we joined up with some friends to split a full share from Rousedale Farm. The pictures here are of our share this week. This was actually a “lighter” week than usual. We’ve loved getting our veggies from Rousedale, and have purchased some of the best sweet corn of the summer there as well. Vicky used to work with my mom for a time as a caregiver. Both Steve and Vicky are friendly and engaging and it’s great to know where our food is coming from. They also sell eggs, chickens, and honey, although I’ve not tried those products.
This summer, between our CSA and garden, we’ve eaten more veggies than ever. Our garden yielded beans, lettuce, spinach, and swiss chard with tomatoes and peppers on their way now. Through the CSA I’ve now become a fan of turnips (sautéed with swiss chard, garlic, onions, and olive oil) and beets (roasted). I never thought I’d eat those vegetables! Their blueberries were the best I’ve ever tasted, no lie. We have feasted on zucchini cakes, sweet corn pasta, eggplant mozzarella melts, more roasted veggies than I can count, and Swiss Chard, Snap Peas, and Beef Stir-fry.
If any of you local folks are looking to join a CSA, I highly recommend Rousedale Farm, although beware, there is already quite the waiting list!