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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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