Wait. Hold on. What is a CSA anyway? Well according to my good friend Wikipedia, a CSA is a:
"Community-supported agriculture (in Canada Community Shared Agriculture) (CSA) is a socio-economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farming operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. CSAs usually consist of a system of weekly delivery or pick-up of vegetables and fruit, in a vegetable box scheme, and sometimes includes dairy products and meat."
So, the deal is, I went to CSA California and signed up for a bag of veggies/fruit for $25 every other week. I go to this Dojo (yeah, I had to google it, too) on Tuesdays after 5:30 and pick up my bag of organic, local produce. I get an email on Sundays that tells me what will be in my bag and also gives me a few recipes to use if I wish. It is really pretty awesome. It has already forced us to eat more vegetables and we're only on day one.
Here's what was in our bag for this week:
Aren't they beautiful? The pineapple guavas (small avocado-looking things) are really delish, as are the tangerines. I was initially afraid of the cauliflower, but after tonight's meal, I will never be afraid of it again. Here's the recipe I used, from All Recipes: