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CSA Poll (non-clicky)

This is my first year purchasing a CSA share and I can't wait until June to start getting my goodies!  In honor of that, a poll:

Do you belong to a CSA?

Does your CSA require farm work?

What the best thing you've received/hope to receive?

What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)?

What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything?

What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? 

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Re: CSA Poll (non-clicky)

  • Do you belong to a CSA? Not exactly, but I live 8 miles from my parents' farm.

    Does your CSA require farm work? I will be helping on the farm in exchange for produce and eggs.

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive? I basically love it all.

    What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)? Chard, eggplant, parsnips, that thing that looks like a Martian and tastes like broccoli, celery root

    What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything? Hot peppers.  Yuck.

    What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? Stir fried cabbage and apple w/ vinegar.

  • Do you belong to a CSA? Yes. One for meat and one for produce.

    Does your CSA require farm work? It is optional. You can do farm work for a discount.

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive? For the meat CSA, our holiday turkey. For the produce CSA, peaches.

    What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)? kohlrabi

    What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything? None.

    What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? Creamed kohlrabi: it is just something that I normally would not eat because it has such a strong flavor. For our meat CSA this bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with Cumberland sauce was amazing. The currants are from the produce CSA.

  • Do you belong to a CSA? No but there are alternatives that I use. We have an elaborate farm stand that is open daily/year round. They carry meats, fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs and homemade food like jams ext. We also have a bi-weekly fruit and veggie delivery system that is mostly local/organic (suburban organics).

    Does your CSA require farm work? N/A

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive? The farm stand gives away anything that is overstocked or soon to spoil so I enjoy trying new foods that way.

    What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)? I've never been one to experiment with food so I guess just finding different things to try, that I have enjoyed has surprised me. I never thought I would like peppers.

    What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything? Anything citrus. Ugh.

    What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? SALSA.
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    This is my first year purchasing a CSA share and I can't wait until June to start getting my goodies!  In honor of that, a poll:

    Do you belong to a CSA?

    just joined.

    Does your CSA require farm work?

    no.

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive?

    thai basil

    What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)?

    all the greens are new to me.  (see my post above about the kale chips.)

    What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything?

    I'll try anything.

    What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? 

    aside from the kale chips i did find a "recipe" for swiss chard on all recipes.  i haven't made it yet though.

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sauteed-Swiss-Chard-with-Parmesan-Cheese/Detail.aspx

  • Do you belong to a CSA? Just joined but won't get anything until June

    Does your CSA require farm work? It does not

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive? I can't wait for the strawberries

    What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)? I'm looking forward to trying celery root and swiss chard

    What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything? there's nothing I won't try at least once

    What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? I love the kale chips too!  Our CSA sends out recipes with each weeks notice of goods so I'm looking forward to seeing what they come with.

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  • Do you belong to a CSA? Yes

    Does your CSA require farm work? Not unless you count the U-pick items

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive? I love the community surrounding the CSA, the workshops, the friendships.

    What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)? Over the years I've learned to crave greens.

    What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything? I can't remember what they're called now, but we received some beans that you have to cook and peel and it's kind of a pain to prepare.

    What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? Scrambled eggs and whatever we need to use up :-)

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    This is my first year purchasing a CSA share and I can't wait until June to start getting my goodies!  In honor of that, a poll:

    Do you belong to a CSA? 

    i just signed up last month after being wait listed for a year. deliveries will start in may :) 

    Does your CSA require farm work?

    no. 

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive?

    to be honest, i am just excited to try new things and get fresh, local produce. i don't think there is any particular item that i'm most looking forward to 

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    This is my first year purchasing a CSA share and I can't wait until June to start getting my goodies!  In honor of that, a poll:

    Do you belong to a CSA? Yes

    Does your CSA require farm work? No. thank god

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive? Tomatoes, peas, all hail the butternut squash

    What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)? Turnips, fava beans.. yum yum Broccoli Raab. It was 50/50 in our house. MH ate it and said, "don't try the raab. It's bitter! It's biiittter!" Only to look over and see me happily swirling it in mashed potatoes and then eating it saying.."It's good!" My dad did exactly the same thing--we liked it! Oh and we get roasted chilis. Sooo good.

    What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything?  Kale. Barf.Cabbage. Soo much cabbage. 

    What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? Fava bean recipes, and chili recipes. Yummy.

  • Do you belong to a CSA? No.  I work the Farmer's Market for an organic produce vendor instead.  I'm answering the rest of the questions as if I belonged to the CSA my farm also runs.

    Does your CSA require farm work? No.

    What the best thing you've received/hope to receive? Oh geez, everything!  I love the unusual stuff.  Jerusalem artichokes, asian greens, unusual potato and tomato varieties.  I miss eggplant terribly!

    What have you received that has surprised you (something new or something you never thought you'd like but you did or something you are excited to try)? All the asian greens surprised me, as we never really ate them before.  Choi Sum and Bok Choi are excellent in stir-fries.

    What have you received/will receive that you just can't bring yourself to eat, if anything? I can't seem to like turnips, radishes, or Kohlrabi.  Beets I love, especially the golden ones.  Turnips are just too strong to me, they overpower the salad.

    What's your favorite CSA inspired recipe? Here's all my favorite Farmer's Market recipes

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