What Are We Going to Order from Our NC CSAs?

This week will see not one, but two deliveries. The Produce Box is starting its season and our membership with Carolina Grown has been processed. We’re going to get all of our vegetables ans fruits from The Produce Box and order meats (and a couple of other items) from Carolina Grown.weekly CSA delivery

The Produce Box Order

It appears that we’re starting off the new season with a bang. Plenty of choices this week, making the process a bit hard. Watching our food budget and looking at possible meal items, we decided this week to go ahead and order the garden box ($17). It has plenty of items while the portions are designed for a 1-2 person household. This week’s box include:

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Cucumbers
  • Vidalia onions
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spinach
We’re starting small to make sure no food goes to waste. We also added a loaf of Cinnamon bread to our order. We loved it last year – it was great breakfast with some peanut butter spread over it.

Carolina Grown Order

This is a new program for us, so we went ahead and ordered a variety of stuff to see what the quality will be like. Here’s our ekectic order:

  • Strawberry cheesecake ice cream (pint)
  • Three cheese and roasted garlic ravioli
  • Chipotle ginger marinated trout fillets
  • Pork Chorizo Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Whole chicken
The orders won’t come in until later this week, so I’m going to finalize the meal plans by Wednesday. I’ll probably use the chicken for next Monday/Tuesday’s meals as those are our busiest evenings. I can’t wait to have breakfast this weekend to try out the bacon!
I’m predicting that the ice cream will be gone in 2 days, 3 days top.

Thoughts on Buying Local

How many of you signed up for a CSA program this year? Which one and why? If your season already started, what have you ordered?

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