Well, I picked up my first Chow Locally Share bright and early on Saturday morning, and I was very impressed to say the least.
It was pre-washed and packaged nicely in this very cute and hefty wooden crate. I’m a little anal though, so I washed it all again.
When you sign up for the CSA, you pay an additional $20 in your first week for the box. Each week, you bring your box back and you are given another with your next share. If you decide to discontinue your account, you have the option of returning the box and they will give you your full deposit back.
Here were the contents of this week’s share:
- Green Chard
- Winterbor Kale
- Spring Onions
- Asian Melons (these made a very tasty snack!)
- Mixed Zucchini
- Mixed Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
- Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
They also included several recipes – many of which I was able to adapt to make vegan. So far, I have made squash gratin, kale and sun-dried tomato gemelli, green chard with tomatoes, and an adaptation of Whole Foods vegetarian paella using the squash and the carrots (pictured below.)
Needless to say, I will certainly be continuing with Chow Locally!