Well, I just picked up my first “Community Supported Agriculture” Box from Tanaka Farms! I have been looking forward to this all week and it did not disappoint. It was filled to the brim and packed with farm fresh produce like swiss chard, strawberries, celery, yellow wax beans, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, grapefruit, kale, tomatoes, corn and a huge onion the size of a large cantaloupe.
I have never made chard until last night. I sauteed it in a little bacon fat, after cooking a couple slices of diced bacon, sauteed some onion (not the grandaddy one) added toasted pine nuts and some garlic, there you go. It was very good, better than spinach I think, lacked the bitterness spinich sometimes has. I still have enough leaves to make another batch too. The corn was great and the strawberries, well, what can I say, they tasted like someone had injected sugar into them. The whole box was organic, local and fresh. It cost me $25 and I plan to pick one up every other week. But what the heck am I going to do with that jumbo onion? Probably lots of things, like Pioneer Womans onion strings for starters.