I got my first CSA box today!

Carrots, Satsuma mandarins, salad mix, French Fingerling potatoes, baby bok choy, Granny Smith apples, garlic, Fuyu persimmons, purple broccoli, spinach, and Tokyo turnips.

My box comes from Terra Firma Farm, in Winters, CA. I did quite a bit of searching before I found a farm that I wanted to join. It seemed like everywhere I found also sold eggs, meat, sheepskin, and other things I wanted no part of. I was excited when the coordinator at Terra Firma assured me that their farm only had produce and nuts.

I roasted some of the potatoes, carrots, turnips, and garlic with rosemary, nutmeg, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. And threw in the turnip greens and some asparagus. Yum! The carrots were so sweet and the potatoes were nice and creamy. I've learned I'm not a big fan of turnips though, so it's a good thing Shane likes them. Turnip greens are good though!


Anonymous said...

Hi Mel,
I also just recently joined the Terra Firma CSA and I am very happy with it so far. It's wonderful to have fresh, seasonal produce. The mandarins especially are delicious. Enjoy!


Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I just bought some of those items at the Farmers Market! This CSA thing sounds great, I'll have to look in to it!

mel said...

Try checking with some of your favorite Farmer's Market farms! Many of them often have CSA programs.