This week, I’ve signed up for the Bluebird CSA. Yes, that’s what I said, “What’s a CSA?’ It is a cooperative partnership between our local rural farmers and the community. We have purchased a share box which will arrive next week. Whatever the farmers produce, we will get a share. Since it is winter, it may have turnips, collards, cabbage, onions, as well as local honey and fresh baked breads. I can’t wait to see what we’ll get.
We’ll Pick Up Our CSA Share Saturday!
The challenge will be what to do with our fresh foods. We won’t know what we are getting until Saturday when we pick up our CSA Share Box. I’ve been advised by Patti of the Bluebird Market that she’ll have recipes posted for the vegetables we get. One idea she gave us last week for the turnips we purchased at the market was Turnip Fries.
We went online and found out they are lower in calories and carbs than potatoes. They have a lower glycemic index and offer lots of Vitamin C. So my husband, the pizza doctor, cooked up some healthy french fries using turnips. We hosted a “Fresh and Local” dinner party and our guests were pleasantly surprised at how good they were. “They are better than regular french fries,” one guest said.
Will You Join Us in our Journey to Eat Fresh and Local?
This will be my heart over the next few weeks. There is a lot I want to learn and share as I experience this. These turnip fries have opened a new door for healthy eating for me and my family. Join me on this journey. Check back next Saturday and see what we get in our CSA box. Then I’ll post what we do with everything and the nutritional benefits of the fresh and local foods.
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