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A few weeks ago I wrote about how CSA pick ups are different this year. We’re placing orders online weekly for the produce we want, then picking up a pre-packed box at our pick up location in Williamstown. Overall, I like this system, but it was only a matter of time before I forgot to place an order. That time was last week. Part of the problem is that the CSA email newsletters arrive in my inbox on Monday, but I can only place my order between Wednesday and Friday. It’s understandable – the farm has pick ups on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in addition to my Tuesday pick up and that’s a lot to keep track of. At any rate, the emails have a tendency to get buried in my inbox and I forget about them by the end of the week. That’s exactly what happened last week.
Luckily, I knew we were still getting vegetables. My CSA has taken the approach that if you don’t complete your order, you receive a default box of produce. I had no idea what to expect, but hoped it would all be useful.
When I received this week’s CSA newsletter, I used Gmail’s snooze feature to delay it so it would appear at the top of my inbox today. I’ve already placed next week’s order.
The Pick Up
black bean and ground beef chili (adapted from several online recipes) with salad
leftover chili with sliced vegetables
Kale Pesto (Bon Appetit) over pasta, with sugar snap peas
Bang Bang Shrimp with Napa Cabbage Slaw (How Sweet Eats)
Sweet Potato “Rice” with Barbecued Chicken, Sweet Corn, Coleslaw and Corn Chips (Great Bowls of Food)
black bean tacos, with kale chips
Also on the agenda:
Spicy Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup to be frozen for the future
Lemon Garlic Scape Compound Butter, also to be frozen