Ode to Eatwell
Undoubtedly, one of the greatest discoveries since living in San Francisco is the idea of community supported agriculture. By joining a CSA, local farms hook you up with incredibly fresh produce and the warm fuzzy of knowing that your food purchases are making a considerable impact.
I can’t remember how I first heard about my CSA, Eatwell Farm, but it’s a pretty incredible deal. Although slightly more expensive than grocery store produce, there is something to be said about the quantity and assortment I find in my box every week. Not to mention the enjoyable task of eating all your veggies and finding new ways to prepare items for each meal. It’s also been a great lesson for this thing called ‘the seasons’ where geographically, some fruits and veggies have a limited growing time in northern California. Tomatoes mean OH MAN it’s summer while squash means winter! And soup.
Check out this week’s box:
Heirloom tomatoes, tomatillos, parsley, onions, summer squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, eggplant, potatoes, grapes, and red kuri squash
Thus far, I’m planning on sharing my weekly box with you all. And by all means PLEASE lemme know if you’ve got a killer recipe or prep idea featuring any of these ingredients! This week, I’m really excited about the tomatillos so if you know of something delicious I can make with them, let me know in the comments or drop me a line.
Other CSAs recommended to me in San Francisco include:
Do you have other questions about CSAs I didn’t answer here? Leave em in the comments!
EDIT: I’ll be updating with links from the veggies used in other recipes that are posted on here. First up, the onions were used in the Sesame- Ginger Soba Noodles recipe!
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Yes! Great post. As you know, I love my Planet Organics sooo much! I’m not as adventurous or talented in the cooking department as you, though, so I love being able to customize my box. Plus, to be able to order other things beyond produce – everything from household items, to soy milk to delicious cheese & crackers, etc – all customized & delivered right to my door = so great.
And yes, it is a warm fuzzy knowing I’m supporting local farms & eating sustainable organic items, too. 🙂
thanks willo! it’s funny because i keep thinking of other things i love about eatwell like the newsletter, the events they do at their farm and their allegedly amazing eggs. you’re so lucky your peeps do the whole range of grocery stuff! totally sweet.
Great post, April! It would be awesome if you shared some of your recipe successes with your CSA box too. 🙂
Thanks for your feedback Susan! I’m making a dinner tonight and heaven willing, it will all be delicious and A+. I”m planning on sharing with you guys what I make. A hint, it’ll include the tomatillos, bell peppers and the tomatoes. Fingers crossed!
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Wow, that all looks awesome. I usually get a lot of my produce at Rainbow Grocery but may have to try this. Thanks for sharing the great pics!