Radishes, scapes, and greens, oh my (CSA share)

During most trips to my grocery store, I buy vegetables from thousands of miles away, shipped unripe and picked long ago; they’ve lost their freshness and a lot of their nutrition sitting on trucks.

But this weekend was filled with two opportunities for fresh, local produce: my first CSA share and strawberry picking.

Connecticut seasonal produce (Clockwise from top left: Swiss chard, bok choy, beet greens, garlic scapes, radishes.)

By joining a CSA (community supported agriculture), I’ll be getting a share of the harvest  from a local farm every two weeks throughout the summer and into the fall. I am glad to have fresh, seasonal produce and to support a local farm.

Connecticut seasonal produce

My late spring bounty:

  • Bright Lights Swiss chard
  • D’Avignon French breakfast radishes
  • Garlic scapes
  • Early Wonder Tall Top beet greens
  • Bok choy

With this week’s batch of late spring beauties, I needed to do a little Googling to figure out what to do with them.

I made braised radishes and sautéed beet greens with garlic scapes.

Connecticut seasonal produce

Connecticut seasonal produce

For dessert: Strawberry shortcake

In other news, I have one lonely tomato developing on one of my tomato plants. The other plant has some tiny ones starting.

Related posts:

101 things in 1001 days:

  • #37: Try to grow tomatoes again.
  • #52: Go strawberry picking again.

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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5 Responses to Radishes, scapes, and greens, oh my (CSA share)

  1. Shannon says:

    That all looks so delicious. Actually makes me want to eat vegetables. 😉 There truly is nothing like fresh produce.
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