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CSA Update and Ice-Cream Beans

Hi there!
So, I used to blog about our various CSA's alot, just click on the CSA label if you want to read them all...I'm kind of a freak about them.  I totally love seeing what's in them each week, it's like veg-head Christmas!  So to fuel my passion I thought I'd share 1 weeks worth of CSA shares for our family.

On Mondays we pick up our Tanaka Farms CSA box.  These are all straight from the farm (except sometimes they partner with another local organic farm to get more fruit in the box).


Broccoli
Oranges
Pomegranates
Yellow Squash
Acorn Squash
Bell Peppers
Carrots
Radishes
Apples
Oregano
Romaine Lettuce
(see the little hand?  That's E on her 2nd passion fruit from Farmer Steve)


Every other Monday we pick up a Farmer Steve box.  Who's Farmer Steve?  An organic farmer of course!  He's from San Diego which still qualifies as local in my book.  He drops off where the Tanaka boxes, so that makes for a very easy pick up.


Large Pumpkin
Large Watermelon
Apples
Oranges
Limes
Avocados
Asian Pears
Pomegranates
Grapes
Persimmons

On Thursdays we pick up our box at The Growing Experience.  Every single thing in this box is grown on premises.  It is an amazing little farm doing all kinds of amazing things.  They just set up their first aquaponics.  They will be showing it off at Their 3rd Annual Harvest Faire (Nov 10th 2-5pm).  Anyways, my girls love coming here becasue they can go off and play in the Native Garden while I fart around and get my veggies all sorted.  We always feel very welcome there!

Acorn squash
Eggplants
Apples
Potatos
pomegranates
Bok choy
Lemongrass
Mint
Tomatoes
Collard Greens
Zucchini
Okra
Bag of mixed greens
Ice-cream beans
What's that?
What's an ice-cream bean you say? 
Well, it's this...and it's yummy. :)

You can read about them here and you can come taste one here.

What CSAs are you a part of?  I love seeing what's "local" in other parts of the country.  Here in Southern CA we are blessed with a ridiculously kind growing season. :)

7 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful bounty of food! Oh my goodness and that ice cream bean! I want!!!!!! I wonder how small the tree can be before it starts bearing fruit? I want to plant one, but I rent and I have THE SMALLEST area of dirt to grow a tree in....I could start in a pot if the fruit started growing when the tree was small, like around 4-6 feet....

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  2. Unfortunately in WY there are no CSAs. I am living vicariously through you right now. What an amazing haul!!

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  3. I don;t know Carissa, give it a shot! :)
    xo

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  4. tropical fruit with your CSA????? my mom lives in turkey and has a pomegranate tree in her yard.

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  5. Suna - Oh yes! Pomegranates are common her ein Southern CA. :)
    xo

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  6. what a selection! I have heard of ice cream bananas but not beans. i wonder if you froze them then blended them would it taste like ice cream?

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  7. Bitt - I don't know. It's hard to explain...you kind of have to suck the pulp off around the bean. Might be too labor intensive to try to make actual ice cream, ha!

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