Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First CSA share

I'm exhausted already just thinking about my garden and the CSA and what to do with everything.  My first delivery of the season was today.  A bag of vegetables plus eggs - thank goodness I share all this with my friend Kathryn, who also has a plot in my community garden.  I'm going to try and blog every week about what I do with the vegetables in the share.  This is the 4th or 5th season of getting a CSA from Fresh and Local, a farm in Shepherdstown, WV.  To be known in future posts as Farmer Allan.  All my chicken and pork also comes from Allan.  Today I discussed with him how to tell if the fava beans are ready.  He told me his field of Favas look wonderful so I can't wait.

here is what was in my bag today

Broccoli and eggs

From left to right:  spring onions, turnips, lettuce, garlic scapes

Greens of some sort

What to do for dinner?  I asked Brian to come into the kitchen and figure it out with me. I laid out everything on the counter, took a look in the fridge and put out some suggestions.  Brian settled on a frittata with broccoli on the side.  In the frittata,  he asked if we could each have a section and I said of course.  So my section had sauteed garlic scapes and cheddar cheese while he put chopped chicken and cheese in the section for him and Emma.  Brian then got to work and pretty much made the whole frittata himself except for putting the pan under the broiler.

Scapes being sauteed. These are so delicious.

The master chef at work

This is a side dish for me.  I picked chard from my garden on Sunday so there are more garlic scapes in here, plus chard and salt and pepper.

Dinner!  Frittata with garlic scapes and cheese, broccoli and chard.


  1. This is my first year joining a CSA and I am so excited! I was so greedy that I joined two CSA (both half shares). It has been truly a blessing and I am enjoying learning new ways to cook veggies and trying new ones. I've never eaten chard, kale, garlic scapes in my life and I love them. I will be following closely your blog for new ideas. Cheers

  2. Thanks for posting this. I've rejoined Farmer Allen's CSA this year. I made pesto with my garlic scrapes -- so good! Looking forward to following you!