CSA newbies, welcome! So glad you’ve joined Lackawaxen Food Hub on this local food adventure. If you’re back for another season, thank you for your continued support. Our team and producers truly look forward to providing some of the best food this region has to offer.
To get the most out of the weekly harvest,
follow these 8 tips to help manage your CSA Share.
- Plan ahead. Be sure to look at your weekly “What’s in the Box?” email to know what coming each week. From there, start planning meals and look for recipes to try. Our Pinterest Boards are filled with recipe inspiration, so check ‘em out.
- Embrace “new to you” veggies. Let’s face it, you may not have tried all that will be featured in the weekly boxes. Be adventurous and keep an open mind. A CSA is a perfect opportunity to expand your veggie horizons. If you come across a vegetable that’s simply not for you, pass it on to a friend.
- Organize the fridge. Each week, clean out your fridge and tidy it up. This way, you’ll be ready to store all the fresh food coming in by keeping it organized and manageable. Not knowing what’s in your fridge creates unwanted waste.
- Go through your box. Instead of putting everything away in a hurry, take a moment to see what you have. From there, you can prep, organize or cook.
- Think easy, raw and delicious. Prep produce like carrots, beets and radishes for salads. Pre-wash and spin greens for a quick reach into the fridge. Homemade dips and hummus are another great way to enjoy raw, fresh veggies. Cooking isn’t always necessary – so think outside of pots and pans.
- Eat root to stem. No need to waste beet, radish and turnip greens. Give ‘em a wash and sauté with a little garlic and salt.
- Create meal inspired themes. Change up your weekly eats for Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday. Devote a meal to eggs and veggies – think omelets, frittata and quiche. Pizza Fridays offer the chance for real creativity – roasted garlic, potato pizza anyone?
- Embrace the bounty. Once the season is in full swing, you may be saying to yourself “more zucchini?” It’s ok, use what you want and preserve the rest. Freezing is by far the easiest method. Throughout the season, we’ll provide you with useful info so you can enjoy the taste of summer in the depths of winter.