I meant to post about the vegetables I got each week from my farm share deal (called Community Supported Agriculture or CSA). The farm drops off its vegetables to a place a few blocks away and everyone picks up their share within a three-hour time slot. The summer/fall one I do delivers food twenty-four weeks. The winter/spring one delivers less often. This year’s started last week, so the fresh vegetables are on my mind.
The CSA changed my diet tremendously last year, along with avoiding food with packaging and the pressure cooker. I buy almost exclusively fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and build legumes, nuts, and seeds.
Before joining, I didn’t know how to prepare from fresh vegetables or even what most of them were, which led me to put off starting. It turns out that my best way to learn how was just to have a kitchen full of them and a determination to waste none of it. Then you figure it out. It starts with a lot of frying with onions and garlic, which always leads to tasting good, and steaming. Then you learn more of how each tastes, texture, etc.
Bottom line: my diet is more delicious than ever, I feel full most of the time, I’m saving money, and I have probably 90% less trash to throw away.
Anyway, this post is for the pictures I took of many of last year’s deliveries. I wouldn’t think of eating and producing trash like I used to.
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