On Saturday we went to the Dallas Farmer’s Market to pick up our first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) produce box. We will be getting one every Saturday through the spring and summer and possibly into the fall. All the produce comes from a local farm just outside of Dallas. It’s nice to know exactly where all the produce we got came from. The weather was great and going to the farmer’s market on Saturday morning at 9 am is pretty relaxing – not many people are there yet and all of the vendors are still in great moods and aren’t heckling you to try their produce.
We received lettuce mix, kale and collard mix, spring onions, radishes, rosemary, and strawberries. This was substantial enough to be the base of the subsequent 5 meals and reduced our grocery bill the next day significantly.
Sunday: Grilled flank steak with strawberries, gorgonzola cheese, and balsamic vinegar over lettuce mix
Monday: Lemony Collard and Kale Pasta (adapted from here)
Tuesday: Charred Corn Tacos with Radish Slaw (adapted from here)
Wednesday: Potato and Rosemary Flatbread (recipe here but with my pizza dough)
Thursday: Quinoa with Collards and Kale, Spring Onions, and Parsley (adapted from here)
While at the farmer’s market, we also got a dozen organic, free-range eggs from our farmer for only about $1 more than what we pay at the grocery store for eggs from unknown places.