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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mystery Dinner

We recently joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) called Be Wise Ranch. For those of you not familiar with CSAs, they are farm co-ops. We bought a share in the produce grown/harvested at the farm. Everything is organic and delivered the same day it is harvested. We pick up a large box of produce every other week. I have to admit, the produce doesn't look the greatest, but it certainly tastes divine! So fresh and so good. We mowed through the oranges in no time and they were sweeter and juicier than any oranges I've ever tasted. I've also been using the different leafy greens in shakes that I make for the kids.

The other night we had a dinner that included a mystery veggie. Well, I know what it is, but I'm not telling. Use the last picture below to help you guess what we ate a few nights ago (Libby, you're not allowed to guess). It was really, really good. My friend, Libby, who has been part of this CSA for a while, mentioned that the vegetables last longer because they are so freshly pulled from the ground when we get them. I can attest to the truthfulness of that statement. They've been in my fridge for a week and a half and they're still nice and perky. I definitely recommend checking out what CSAs you might have in your area, wherever you might live. What could be better than having your necessary fruits and veggies delivered to you fresh from the earth?!



7 comments:

Kristen said...

Those veggies look so good. What an awesome idea, I wonder if they have that in Utah? I kinda doubt it... As for the mystery veggie, my guess is "beets."

Scott and Karin said...

I think it's eggplant. That's one of those veggies you never really want to know that you've eaten.

Scott and Megan said...

um, rhubarb?

Lindsey said...

Soren looks so proud of his harvest! I cannot wait to see what you cook up from all of this. And I will go with beets as well.

Lisa said...

What a great idea! I love fresh fruit and veggies. I wish I could grow all of that in my garden. My guess is that you ate a pomegranite.

Freckles said...

There really isn't anything better than fresh fruits and veggies, I love being able to have a garden!! Wow, I have no idea what veggie, but that's quit the tongue shot! haha. Beets maybe?? Hey if you have good veggie shake recipes I want them, I am the smoothie queen here, I love healthy shakes.

Barbara said...

I have no idea...but you take a great tongue Picture!!!
B.