Posted by: beyonddinner | March 6, 2009

first winter CSA share

When we went to the Boston Localvore Souper Bowl Sunday event we learned about this nifty winter CSA at Enterprise Farms, where, through the winter, they source food from the eastern part of the country. We signed up this week and got our first share. See the bounty below:

First winter CSA share!

First winter CSA share!

The (reusable) box weighed about 20 pounds. The total haul included: 6 sweet potatoes, 4 apples, 2 bunches of beets with greens, about 10 carrots, 2 heads of lettuce, a bunch of kale, 9 oranges, 2 onions, 1 rutabaga, bok choi, green beans and a container of grape tomatoes. We can make a pretty good set of meals from this over the next week.

What’s even cooler about this CSA is that, for a small fee ($4 for a large share), we had this delivered by bicycle to our house.

edited to add:  The outfit that delivered to our house is MetroPedalPower

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Responses

  1. Isn’t it GREAT?!?! I’m a bit frustrated with some of the plastic bags, but everything arrives quite nicely otherwise.

    We are cooking up a STORM when we thought it’d be all root vegetables and ho-hum this winter.

    Glad you’re on board!!!

    • It is great! We’ve enjoyed some of the oranges and they are fabulous! I noticed the plastic bags too 🙂

  2. Delivered by bicycle? Sweet.

    • I think its pretty terrific to get it by bike. The fee is only $3 more per week. It’s definitely worth it even though the pick up point is only about 2 miles away. The time savings is what it’s all about right now.

  3. So cool, this is going to be my first year with a CSA, and I want to show weekly, the bounty.


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