Winter brings in wonderful fresh bounties of great, colorful and interesting vegetables in my CSA box or at my Farmer's Market. Root veggies are in right now. Parsnips, beetroot, turnips or pumpkins and sweet potatoes are all being used up in my kitchen to prepare some great meals.
Ever since I mentioned the quality seal in my recent About Me page, I have been receiving many emails asking me what exactly comes in my CSA box each week.
So, I thought I would do something special. I am sharing with you a typical week of certain types of fruit and vegetables I get from my local CSA organization.
I am lucky to have a fantastic local CSA organization that take special care in their products. They are very transparent and offer a wide range of not just vegetables, but also fruit, diary products, meats, breads and other items from local, regional and national farmers. They also have European organic farmers in their organization for fruit and vegetables that are not typically grown in Germany. Immersatt.de allows me to choose between several different types of boxes.
We get the usual "guess what's going to be in the CSA box" box, where one does not know what will be in the box until it arrives. Then we also can choose a box specially put together for pregnant or nursing women these boxes have specific vegetables that are nutritious, omitting produce that are not allowed during this time. Then finally we have the box that you put together yourself. This is what I go for each week. I have a few items that I get delivered each week, like eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, pears and apples. Then I choose other produce that I require in the week depending on what I want to cook. This week, I additionally had beetroot, pumpkin and sweet potatoes all to make a few great dishes.
I figured if there were so many people interested in my fresh produce just think how cool it would be to see what others have in their weekly baskets. I am very nosy and wanted to know so, I decided to make an event of it!
Eat Fresh - Wonderful Winter
This will be a seasonal event and will take place 4 times a year - once for every season.
Here is what I want you to do: simply take a photograph of your weekly fresh produce. It could be your CSA box, your Farmer's market basket or even your grocery bag. Let us see what's in season in your part of the world. Imagine what lovely fruit and vegetables Cynthia would find at her Farmer's Market over in Barbados or Joey in the Philippines. So you see I am hoping to create a wide and diverse list of fresh produce from all over the world.
How you can enter this event: once you have written your post simply send me an email. I do not want anything in the email - no link to the post, no pictures NOTHING! All I want is your email address and in the subject of your email enter "EAT FRESH - Wonderful Winter". Once I have your email address, you will be invited to collaborate on a Google spreadsheet document I created for this event. When you receive the invitation, log into the document and fill in the fields as specified. It's pretty basic stuff and you all should have no trouble with it. Do not forget to save the document before you leave it. Please link back to this page and/or use the Eat Fresh logo you see here.
Send in your mails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Deadline is now March 31st!
You will easily be able to keep tabs on the list by clicking Eat Fresh - Wonderful Winter. This will also be available for easy reference on the sidebar in the events section.
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