Yesterday my little blog turned 1 year old. I celebrated by joining a local CSA or Community Sustained Agriculture program with Scott Arbor in Seguin. It’s very exciting to be part of a local, family owned, community supported farm that grows a variety of organic vegetables. We picked up our first week’s batch of vegetables yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with the selection.
In our bag we found organic zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers, eggplant, cherry tomatoes and lots of fresh basil. I was most excited about the red peppers and basil, two of my favorite ingredients. I wasn’t sure how to keep the basil, so I searched online and found a good recommendation. Our friends Karl and Frances keep their fresh basil in a jar with water and a plastic bag over it to maintain humidity. Nothing beats the smell of fresh basil, even my little cat Lola loves it.
Having all these fresh, delicious looking vegetables has already inspired us to try new dishes and share our meals with our family and friends. Thanks to Karl and Frances for the great recommendation! It’s only the first of 12 weeks and I full-heartedly recommend Scott Arbor to anyone interested in organic vegetables, and supporting local farmers.
We split the weekly share with another family and it has worked out really well for us. I just love the summer cucumbers. It’s a great deal, too, after splitting the cost. They just added a drop point much closer to our house this season and that is just awesome.
Glad to hear you’ve had a positive experience too! We share with my Mom and make dishes to share with friends. It’s a good creative cooking challenge to try something different with the vegetables each day.