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Friday, April 25, 2014
CSA 2014: week 1
I was able to be one of the select few who are able to buy into the extended, organic CSA shares at the new to us, local farm and participate in the Spring share, which officially started today. Happy with what we got today, with promises of much more to follow now that it seems* that Winter has loosened it's grasp on CT. Included in today's share: peach blossoms, a quart of Heirloom tomato marinara that they make from their tomatoes/garlic/onion/herbs etc; fzn lb of ground lamb, a bunch of Wintered over carrots, a bunch of pea shoots, a bunch of ramps, and a bonus: grab a handful of the loose carrots, if you can use them.
Although a CSA member for 4 years, I've never had ramps or pea shoots before. I assume that one eats all of the plant, and I plan on making a quiche with the ramps, and perhaps a stir fry for the pea shoots. Any ideas or tips are welcomed! Additionally, I've only had lamb a few times in my life, and didn't particularly care for it. I am thinking meatballs in marinara-thoughts?