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DC-Inspired Recipes: Local Produce from CSAs

by Prince Of Petworth June 11, 2010 at 11:30 am 8 Comments

DC-Inspired Recipes are written by Laura of Lauralicious in DC.

CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) have been discussed a few times before on PoP. With the beginning of the fresh produce season upon us, it’s a great time to make recipes with delicious local vegetables.

I joined a CSA for the first time this year, Norman’s Farm Market, which had its first week last Sunday. I brought home a half-share of delicious vegetables and fruit. (I picked Norman’s partly because they offered 8-week memberships instead of 20-24 week ones, which meant that I wasn’t out a lot of money if I didn’t like the weekly selection.)  One of the greens in my box was a lovely bunch of red-stemmed swiss chard, along with potatoes, strawberries, beets, squash, zucchini, peas, and tomatoes.

Check out this recipe for sauteed swiss chard with lemon.

Continues after the jump.

A couple of other items I made from my week’s share were Pork and Vegetable Curry (using sugar snap peas) and Black Bean Salad (using tomatoes). I still have lots of vegetables left for the rest of the week, too.

Care to share any of your experiences this year with CSAs in the area? Have any good recipes that you’ve made with local produce?

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