Now that the weather has warmed up, the sprint harvests have been popping up at the local produce stands. This year, my family is getting a CSA box from a local farm called Odom Farming Company. This is the first CSA box we’ve gotten in a few years, and our first from Odom Farming Company. I’ve been so excited to for our boxes to start, which they did on May 7! Today I’m sharing my CSA box recipe ideas, even though we have some produce leftover. I have plans for it all!
Over on Instagram, I’ve been sharing our box every Tuesday after I pick it up. We’ve had a ton of great produce. We got our third box today, and we’re almost done with our first box from two weeks ago. Our second box, from last week, is about half way used up, too. It’s got me thinking about all the different ways to use up produce. Most of the fruit is devoured by our kids as snacks, but a lot of it is used in our dinners and lunches.
Here’s what we’ve gotten so far, along with how we used it.
• Kale: used in our salads for lunch
• Strawberries: snack for the kids
• 2 large heads of cabbage: Used in a soup (see below) and chopped the other head into wedges and roasted them
• Apples: snack for the kids
• Sweet Potatoes: roasted for dinners
• Spaghetti Squash: I haven’t cooked these yet
Last week, I completely forgot to take pictures of our box. The unboxing is saved under my ‘Eat’ highlights over on Instagram. Here’s what we got and how we used it:
• New Potatoes: roasted for Sunday lunch and we have a lot leftover
• 2 Pointed-Head Cabbage: we haven’t cooked these yet, but I might make them into coleslaw for this weekend
• 4 Acorn Squash: we haven’t cooked these yet, but we will roast them for a side
• Beets: we haven’t eaten these yet, but I will thinly slice them for salads
• Onions: used in soup, roasted, and we have a lot left over
• Turnips: I roasted a couple but didn’t love them, so I will find another way to prepare the rest we have. I am determined to like them!
This week’s box is so colorful! It’s chock full of all the things we buy at the store anyways (aside from collards). Here’s what we got and how we plan to use everything:
• Collard Greens: I am stumped by this, honestly, because I know I don’t like cooked collards. I have seen recipes using the leaf as a wrap, so that will be the first thing I try.
• Strawberries: snacks, of course!
• Blueberries: we will use these in our overnight oats for brakfast
• Green beans: boiled for dinners and/or lunches
• Zucchini and summer squash: roasted for dinners
And that’s about it for now! I hope these CSA box recipe ideas were helpful. If you would love some specific recipes, let me know! I’ll be back next week with week 4’s box.