You may remember that we (Leah and Lauren) joined Stevanus Farms CSA(community supported agriculture) which you may have read about it here. The season is now over, it was a fantastic summer, we ate at home more, ate more vegetables and ate things we wouldn't normally buy. Its a little sad that its over - although it will probably take a few more weeks to get through the remaining veggies.
Through out the summer, we have frozen a lot of veggies (green beans, peas, zucchini, beets, and fruit) so we are curious to see how much of it we eat. We have high hopes that we will be able to get through all the frozen food. (and that the food we have frozen will bring us the joy of summer in a meal)
Another thing is that we are going to have to start grocery shopping again - all summer all we bought was basically meat and dairy. Rarely leaving the store with more than a handful of items. It will definitely be harder to shop in the grocery stores again... peppers from Mexico, and spinach from Peru just doesn't seem appealing anymore. We have definitely been spoiled with such amazing produce.
Overall, it has been a totally worthwhile, and budget friendly experience. Check out the CSA's in your neighbourhood, it is beneficial for the farmers, as well as for you and your family
Any suggestions for eating locally over the winter months? Or recipes to try with our abundance of squash?
-Lauren and Leah