Bizz & BooBoo

A hippie mama doing her best!

This week’s GRUB! August 17, 2011

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Yesterday afternoon Bizz, BooBoo and I headed out to GRUB to pick up our share of veggies! It is always such a fun adventure. Bizz can never decide if he wants to go on the trampoline, see the vegetables or play with the other kids that might be there first. The whole drive is filled with excited chatter.

When we arrive each week the produce is laid out beautifully under a huge oak tree and we choose our veggies based on the directions on little pieces of chalkboard such as “1 lb yellow wax beans” or “2 eggplant

Beautiful Summer Bounty

The kids have plenty to do:

Bizz playing on the trampoline

They have a whole row of cherry tomatoes just for CSA members to pick from to their heart’s content 🙂

  

And as usual we left with an amazing bounty and such a great connection to where our food comes from!

Have a beautiful day!

~Jesse

This post was shared on Real Food Whole Health Traditional Tuesdays Blog Hop on 8/30/2011!

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GRUB CSA Share! August 4, 2011

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Every other Tuesday I pick up a produce “share” from the GRUB farm in Chico.

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it one of the coolest things ever!

Here are some pictures of the amazing veggies in our share this week:

This is the first time I have ever even seen Okra, it’s pretty neat-o. Now what the heck do I do with it??

Beautiful assortment of cherry tomatoes, big beef slicers, red zebra and some other heirlooms!

And these are the cherry tomatoes that we picked and as I was walking into the house with BooBoo dropped, and then stepped on….. never a dull moment 😉

Bell peppers, jalapenos, and sweet red peppers.

More eggplant parmesan coming up!

And of course plenty of cukes and squash!

Now what to do with all of these amazing items??

One of my favorite things about bring a CSA member is that not only do I get fresh, organic, delicious produce. But, it also forces me out of my comfort zone to try new things and find new recipes to use veggies I would not normally purchase!

Let me know if you have any great tried and true recipes, salads, or ideas of what to make with any of these items!

Happy Summer!

~Jesse