Every Tuesday it’s like Christmas when I pick up a box of produce at a neighborhood delicatessen. I’m a subscriber to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and it’s been a tasty learning experience. Every week I get a box brimming with fruit and vegetables that were locally grown and are organic. Most of the time I know what each item is and how to use it, but there are times I haven’t a clue how to fix certain veggies, especially of the root variety. Many times I give excess items to my neighbors. It’s become something of a joke when I show up on their doorstep with another bag.
I love fruits and vegetables, but when I get a bunch of carrots every week, or another bag of green beans after five previous weeks of beans, then I’m not too happy. Even the neighbors begin to get their fill of beans. If only my vegan daughter lived closer, then I’d have a spot for any unused veggie.
The produce is so fresh and tasty and it gets me thinking about eating healthier. I’m planning to continue my subscription. I think my neighbors will be happy too.