Eric and I just signed up for our first CSA and I’m really looking forward to getting fresh, local, organic produce every week this summer. Part of the reason I’m not healthy nowadays is that I’ve become a very picky eater, and not in a good way: I’m biased toward junk food and against most vegetables (except for potatoes, which I can’t get enough of…). I feel awful about my eating habits and am determined to change them. With the CSA, we’ll get our share of whatever fruits and veggies are harvested each week from the farm, so I’ll be forced to figure out how to eat things I wouldn’t usually even look at in the supermarket. Like kale, for example. It’ll be a challenge, but one that’s good for our health and our spirits. And I feel even better knowing that I’m finally starting to participate more in supporting the local economy, something I never felt that I took seriously enough before.
We chose the Maple Creek CSA, based in Yale, Michigan. Most of the other CSAs require that you go to the farm to pick up your shares, but this one has a couple drop off locations right in our city. Very convenient. I can tell I’ll be depending heavily on my favorite online recipe sites like allrecipes.com and sparkrecipes.com.
Now how on earth do you use kale in a meal?