This week our CSA box included:
- 1/2 a Squash
- 21 Dwarf Carrots
- 4 Celery Sticks
- 1 Fancy Lettuce
- 4 Spring Onion
- 1 Avocado
- 7 Gold Kiwifruit
- 7 Fuji Apples
- 6 Navel Oranges
- Wild Wheat Ciabatta
- Apple Juice 2L
The most interesting thing in the box:
Nothing was particularly exotic this week, but the nubbly carrots are pretty delightful.
There might be some erratic eating this week so I’ve kept my menu plan pretty open in case I spontaneously need to binge on something.
- Trucker’s meal: Steak, fried eggs, chips and salad with beetroot, lettuce*, spring onion* and carrot*
- Avocado and cream cheese on ciabatta toast
- Pan Fried Halloumi with Squash* Spring Salad with carrot*, orange* and spring onion*
- Minestrone with celery*, carrots*, onion, beans and orzo, served with ciabatta* toast
- French toast with brown sugar stewed apples*
* CSA from this week or previous week
CSA Link Party
I regularly join a CSA box link party. A link party is a weekly or monthly round up of relevant blog links in one handy place. Anyone can submit their posts and if you are interested in CSA and what see what other people around the world are getting each week in their boxes, have a look at the What’s In The Box over at the blog In Her Chucks.
About CSA and OOOOBY
For those new to the concept, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This concept allows onsumers buy subscriptions or shares for a set amount of time in return for a weekly box of locally grown produce. Produce can come from from local farms, micro-growers, yours and your neighbour’s backyards, community gardens and organic farms. You join either as a consumer or a grower or both. Some growers swap produce for shares and others deliver or pack so it can be a engaging, social way of sharing food.
CSA is relatively new here in New Zealand and there are only a handful of companies/groups offering it. Price was always going to be a factor for me and the cute name and good looking design of OOOOBY really appeals to me.
I am not affiliated with OOOOBY and we pay for our box and add-ons with our own hard earned money. This is a review, not an ad, but if you would like to join OOOOBY, contact me about their their refer-a-friend scheme. It takes supporters for these kinds of ideas to flourish and they have a ways to go yet. Find out more about the concept at their website www.ooooby.org.
Read my other posts about CSA here.
I love bread. And, that ciabatta looks fantastic.
The ciabatta is amazing. It’s lovely to have a fresh loaf to look forward to.
Fresh bread is always good. I keep threatening to make some. Someday.
tons of carrots! Tofu will be a happy bunny 🙂
Come and link up to this week’s CSA Link party when you get a chance…http://inherchucks.com/2012/09/13/whats-in-the-box-43/. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Will do 🙂
We ended up having a 1am snack of haloumi last night. Weeeird. Loving your avo and cream cheese idea. Sounds d’lish!
We’re just about to have halloumi. How do you have it?
What a lovely collection of goodies to make delicious meals out of.
We’re in Barcelona now experiencing summer temperatures again, prolonging fall and winter for us. Have a great day.
Sounds lovely! I’m sure you are eating many delicious Spanish and Catalan dishes.