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CSA Box: March 16

Read more about why I love CSA and locally–grown fruits and veggies here.

This week’s box in TWO pictures because it’s overflowing:

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  • kalettes (no clue? me neither. more here.)
  • chard
  • collard greens
  • bibb lettuce head
  • kale

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  • green onions
  • turnips
  • 3 navel oranges
  • 4 English cucumbers
  • 1 pint of strawberries
  • 1 tomato plant starter

Greens, greens, and more greens for just $25.

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A la carte items:

  • 1 whole chicken (not pictured)
  • 1 mint plant starter

Given my every–color–but–green thumb, I’m thinking the tomato and mint will last 2 weeks, tops. Sigh.

The chicken was NOT cheap, y’all. I’m continuing the fight against Tyson, but it’s a tough one. My total was $45 (and it wasn’t the mint’s fault, I promise).

Here’s what my meal plan looks like this week:

  • Monday: roast chicken + lentils and roasted veggies over rice
  • Tuesday: leftovers + kalette chips while we watch a movie
  • Wednesday: baked potato soup + steamed veggies
  • Thursday: leftovers
  • Friday: wine & cheese
  • Saturday: TBA (as always)

I’m snacking on those cucumbers, oranges, and strawberries, and I’m thinking about having a bibb lettuce salad with some orange and strawberry slices for lunch. Delish.

Is it just me, or do the kalettes sound like the cheerleading squad for the mighty kale football team? Yes, just me? Okay.

Anything yummy going on in your world this week?

2 thoughts on “CSA Box: March 16

    1. I’m so glad someone else has heard of these things! They were delicious. I just made chips with them, so I haven’t tried any new recipes or anything, but they were really good. Like kale but with an even better texture, if that makes sense. Let me know what you end up cooking!

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