Locally Grown and Made Food

Today was our first CSA share pickup and it included:

  • lettuce
  • green onion
  • kohlrabi
  • mizuna
  • kale
  • sorrel
  • pac choi
  • braising mix (mixed greens best eaten cooked)
  • bean sprouts
  • garlic scapes

Some of these things I don’t even know what they are but we’re going to figure it out and learn how to cook them! Everything looks beautiful and fresh so I’m sure it will all be so tasty too.

Then I also picked up some fresh milk and cream from the dairy farm and local honey, apple butter and a loaf of feta/olive bread from the farmer’s market.

Lunch today was lettuce/bean sprouts from the CSA along with carrot and mushroom and tuna fish. Then I had feta/olive bread with honey on it.  It sounds gross, but you couldn’t taste the feta or the olives…so it was basically just bread with honey on it!

Supper was almost entirely local.  Eggs from our own chickens, CSA braising mix and some herbs from our pots outside inside the eggs, farm milk, farmer’s market bread with homemade, fresh butter and one piece had honey and the other had apple butter.  The only things in supper that were not local was the olive oil I cooked the greens in, the salt/pepper/garlic powder I added and the Tabasco because I like Tabasco on my eggs.  We just need a local source of meat and cheese and we’re good to go! Cheese we could make ourselves but that will take some time!


2 thoughts on “Locally Grown and Made Food

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