I recently signed up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share, and last week I received my first box of produce. If you’re not familiar with CSA programs, they are an amazing way to get fresh, locally grown produce, dairy, meat, and other goods. It’s healthy, convenient, and supports my local community, so honestly I couldn’t think of a reason not to join. Click here to learn more and find a CSA program near you.
I signed up for a small biweekly box through Local Farmer CSA. My first one contained eggs, a yellow bell pepper, acorn squash, baby kale, Golden Delicious apples, and Yukon Gold potatoes. Want to know how I prepared these goodies? Read on, friend!
This was the first time I’ve ever tried acorn squash, so I had no clue what to do with it. After a little googling, I came across this recipe for oven-roasted acorn squash. I added a few cloves of garlic and a dash of red pepper and it came out amaaaazing! I’m definitely hoping one of these babies will turn up in my crop box again. I really want to try the brown sugar and maple version!
Eggs, Bell Pepper, & Baby Kale
I love whipping up a batch of egg muffins for busy weekday mornings. All you have to do is scramble your desired amount of eggs with whatever vegetables and seasonings you like, pour into muffin tins, and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. I store my muffins in a glass container in the fridge, and then in the morning I heat up a couple in the microwave, top them with hot sauce, and voila! Easy, healthy, and delicious.
Apples are like easiest, healthiest portable snack there is. I ate most of mine as is or with a little peanut butter, but I also chopped one up and threw it in a Mason jar salad. It added a nice amount of sweetness and crunch to my lunch!
I have yet to cook my potatoes, but I’m pretty sure they are going to be amazing with some seasoning salt from Trader Joe’s.
That’s all from this box! And now I’ve made myself so hungry that I need to go get a snack, STAT!