Archive for June, 2009

CSA Loot

Two enthusiastic little girls distributed the fruits/veggies today.  They couldn’t seem to wrap their heads around the fact that although there were two names for our share, we did not get two shares, only one.  I would’ve taken 2 shares of the strawberries.


  • 1 large head green cabbage
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 2 med. zucchini
  • 2 large turnips
  • 1 small broccoli head
  • 1 small bunch curly kale


  • 1 quart strawberries

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This past winter brought a dearth of fresh produce, light and inspiration.  Long time no blog.

So we moved to Bushwick, and signed up for a new CSA this year, the Bushwick CSA from Nolasco Farms, a full fruit share and a half veggie share.  Just two pickups so far, and although I like that the pickup’s on Wednesday night, I honestly feel like the East Williamsburg CSA gave us more loot last year.  There is no way you could feed a family on the shares we got the past 2 weeks, although I need to go back and look at the first couple of shares from last year and compare.  Also, to make a better comparison I should have posted amounts, although that would be a big pain in the ass.  I will post what we got the last 2 weeks in separate posts that show up retroactively on the dates they were picked up.

Today we met with the Meat Pallet gang and had a scrumptious brunch prepared by Jefferson: poached eggs over sauteed spinach with caramelized onions, garlic and cherry tomatoes, with bacon and what I’m going to call foccacia spread with avocado, even though he called it pizza dough with avocado.  So good!  Like, $16 brunch special good.  We briefly videoconferenced our Toronto satellite member in, but he did not partake of the brunch.  Some things cannot be transmitted through the webcam.

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CSA Fruit Loot

  • 1 quart of strawberries

That’s it folks!  Just one basket, but the sweetest, most perfectly ripe fucking strawberries you ever tasted.  Nice small ones, not the tasteless Driscoll’s behemoths.

We ate them at The Putting Lot, at the artists’ party that kept getting rescheduled due to rain.  Our group, Meat Pallet, built the Pachinko Putt-Putt hole.

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Lame – no fruit for our first pickup!  They said the strawberries weren’t ripe yet.  It’s Red Jacket Orchards for christ’s sake.  They manage to keep Whole Foods stocked with a variety of juices year-round.  At least throw a little apple cider our way.

Anyway, without further ado, the veggies:

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 large bunch radishes
  • 2 kohlrabis
  • 12 oz collards
  • 1 bunch swiss chard
  • package of baby greens

We ended up making collards with bacon, and roasted the kohlrabis with kabocha squash.  I thought the kohlrabis tasted like a cross between broccoli and cabbage, in the form of little white chunks.  Not the hugest fan.  The swiss chard ended up in an italian white bean soup with some other random veggies, and the baby greens went in sandwiches.

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