I told you I was gonna do it! I decided way back in January that a CSA box (that's "community supported agriculture") simply had to grace my kitchen this summer, if only to find out what kohlrabi is and how to cook daikon and which part of a muskmelon is edible. After much deliberation and many passes through the GIGANTIC list of CSA farms in the Twin Cities, I finally decided to buy a share with Blackberry Community Farm in Wheeler, Wisconsin. I really couldn't tell you what the major deciding factor was in picking them above all the others, but I do really dig their family operation and admit to being overtly attracted to the softball-sized heads of German red garlic on their homepage. A girl's gotta have priorities.
This week marked the first delivery! And boy oh boy am I excited. The picture above represents half the booty (the other half is for Alli) and doesn't even show the cute little bin of strawberries and the big leafy green called sorrel.
Sorrel. Yup, I've already been to Wikipedia. Twice.
Isn't that great? I've got a rhubarb crumble in the oven and a big 'ol bag of strange-tasting salad greens washed and ready for tomorrow, not to mention a jar full of the most pungent chives I've ever smelled. Kinda makes me feel like river dancin'.