Last month I shared that we were tackling meal planning. Doing so has helped my sanity tremendously, and over dinner one night, somehow our conversation turned to dreaming about the spring and summer weather and the delicious veggies that my mom grows in her garden. We do zero-to-minimal work and we get the benefits of eating real tomatoes!
Because truthfully, while we love the idea of a garden, we are both lazy about doing the work involved. We are just lazy outside yard-work people. This is also why we pinch our pennies and hire someone else to mow the lawn, and why we choose to plant perennials in our yard.
I am okay with being lazy somewhere in our life. 🙂 I am already excited dreaming about sending our kids outside to pull the weeds in the flower bed as part of their chores!
Anyway, our talks about gardening shifted into farmer’s markets which then shifted into us immediately signing up for a CSA that night. We chose one particular CSA because they deliver to your door. Most of the other ones included a pick-up location.
We decided to do a weekly order. It was quite exciting to get our first box:
We were a little unsure because this was our first time hearing about and then learning to cook kohlrabi. As a Chinese-American, I can say with confidence I will pretty much eat anything, so it was fun to actually try something new!
Our first CSA meal:
The winter session is over and will be picking back up in May, so I am excited to see what the summer session and food will be. It has not really changed my meal planning other than it will save me/us the struggle of finding different produce at the typical grocery store. It gets a little boring always eating broccoli and cauliflower in the winter! The other bonus is that we are supporting local agriculture. We are so lucky to live in a state that has an abundance of farms!