One of the things I enjoy most about living in Muir Beach, California, is the amazing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) provided to my community by our neighbors at the Green Gulch Zen Center. Their incredible program lands a wide variety of wonderful fruits and veggies in my home, weekly, for half the year.
The CSA doesn't just provide great, healthy food for my daughter and I. It provides a weekly puzzle; how to use the wide variety of things they send? Check out this week's list:
The first Green Gulch Veggie Box of the season will be delivered after 4:15 PM tomorrow!
Inside you'll find:
- Two Lettuce: Lollo diVino + Pomegranate Crunch
- 1 White Vienna Kohlrabi
- 1 bu. Top Bunch Collard Greens
- 1 bu. Crocodile Spinach
- 1 bu. Genovese Basil (what a treat! Basil is hard to grow in cold, foggy conditions)
- 1 bu. Guardsman Scallions
- 1 bu. GGF Cilantro
- 1 bu. Catalogna Special Dandelion (a favorite among the farmers – spicy & delicious)
- 1 bu. Thyme
- 1 bu. Assorted Radishes
- 1 bu. Hakurei Turnips
Click the links above for details on how to make a delicious dinner in under an hour using Kohlrabi and Dandelion :)
Enjoy this gorgeous weather!
Pictured above are the dandelion greens and kohlrabi, pretty much as directed in the recipes linked above, with minor changes for my daughters 9 year old tastes. We made salads last night.
Frequently, I find myself with far too much vegetable matter in my fridge. There is a lot more than 1 and a half full-sized humans can eat. I also sometimes get confused about what to do with all of it. I'll have sauerkraut fermenting, kale chips, and radish salads, and still a mountain of something I've made never heard of. That is when I whip out the juicer, or beg Xeni to come stay here for a week or so and help cook it all.
If the volume gets too high, I can always email and they'll hold off on my delivery for a week.
I really just enjoy the challenge, and I love the incredible variety and quality of the food that arrives. I highly recommend you check out your options for a local CSA.
A huge thank you to the folks at the Green Gulch Zen Center, for the hard, hard work that goes into growing, and organizing these boxes!