I LOVE eating seasonally. It’s become somewhat of an obsession at this point. My favorite way to do this? That would be to have a CSA share of course! Read my recent post on my summer menu to find out more.
Eating What Comes with a CSA
The exciting thing about a CSA share is that you never really know what you’ll get. Sure, I have an idea of what’s in season right now. But, I don’t know how each crop is doing all week at the farm and what I might pick up on Thursday. This means that my CSA keeps me on my toes and constantly searching for new ways to use the fresh ingredients. It’s a problem that I love to have. 🙂
Side Note on Green Dog Farm CSA
Green Dog Farm is where I bought my CSA share this year. Not only is it crazy close to where I live which is super convenient, I love everything about it! The amount of produce I get each week from them is WAY more than I received through my CSA last year. They’re amazing, approachable, friendly and just the best! If you’re in the Northern Colorado area, check them out!
What I’ve Found
Through all of the searching, I’ve found several recipes that I’ve gone back to time and again and a few that have made my “must make” list for the summer. Today I’m only going to share my top 5 with you, but you can follow me on Pinterest to see all the recipes that I’m nuts about.
- Carol’s Famous Potato Salad – I can’t wait to give this recipe a try once my CSA has their potatoes come in!
- Roasted Radishes – I’ve been eating SO MANY RADISHES!
- Crispy Kale Chips – This is something I tested out this week. It turned out phenomenally! They were actual kale chips! I’m serious! Crispy and everything!
- Refrigerator Dill Pickles – This is something MMR frequently begs me to make.
- The Best Coleslaw – Whenever we get cabbage from the CSA, this is how we use it. MMR loves coleslaw. Even though I’ve never been a huge fan of it myself, I do enjoy this one.
So, there you have it! Here are 5 ways to use some of the produce that’s in season RIGHT NOW (in the U.S., sorry I don’t know the other growing seasons)! If you have a CSA share anywhere in the U.S., especially in the middle/Midwest region, I know you have kale to burn. So, please do yourself a favor and try the kale chip recipe! It was so easy! These are all recipes I’m crazy about and want everyone to have a chance to enjoy.
How will you use your seasonal produce?