Category Archives: CSA

Summer Squash & Eggplant

not a summer squash or eggplant!

First, let me say that last night Marshall and I bit into a slice of Farmer John’s watermelon and it is so good I wanted to call him right away and gush.  It’s so good we’ve saved all the rinds to juice them.  You can also pickle them!

Speaking of pickling, re:  the topic at hand, there’s a great article in Wednesday’s NY Times.  And speaking of eggplant, what to do with all of it?? Continue reading

Week 2 and Keepin’ it Fresh

There is an evolution involved when it comes to being a CSA member.  There’s excitement, panic, experimentation, utter culinary failure, complete culinary delight, saving, canning, fermenting, sharing . . . .

It’s week 2 and already I’m like, “There’s so much food!”  John Krueger of Starbrite Farm really rocks my world and specifically my digestive system.  And I’m not going to lie–I panic about how to use it all, not wasting, getting home from work in time to cook a meal before 10pm.  I’m sure you can relate.

With all this in mind, I thought I’d share some of the ways I’ve found to make the most out of the CSA.   Continue reading

First Share!

Wowza, I am a happy girl.  Snap peas, garlic scapes, arugula–OH MY!

I’m not shy about how I love to cook, so I thought this an apropos moment to share some of that love in the form of recipes. Continue reading

In Case You Need a Reason . . .

For us, joining a CSA is a no brainer, but we understand that it might not be for everyone.  In fact, some of you may be discovering this wonder of dietary empowerment for the first time.  So, in case you need a reason to join a CSA, read on:

  • At under $24 a week, there is no way to get a better deal on fresh, organic produce that you don’t grow yourself.  In my experience at Whole Foods, one bag of groceries averages $50.  And the cost is going up, check out the latest article from The Gothamist.
  • The food is quiet literally picked, put in bins, and transported to your CSA pick-up site.  Picking it yourself is the only way to get it more fresh.
  • The health benefits of eating with the seasons has been touted for years.  Here’s a great article from the Utne Reader.

  • You support a local, farmer of a certified organic farm.  In this case Farmer John Krueger of Starbrite Farm who told me on the phone yesterday that he currently rents his farmland and more CSA sites and members means an opportunity for him to fulfill a dream of owning his own farm.

Still not convinced?  Check out the following pictures of just how glorious your feeding options could be:

 

Hello world!

CSA Newark: bringing farm fresh, organic veggies to Newark, NJ, grown by Farmer John Krueger in Andover, NJ.
2011 will be our first season at the Newark distribution point- welcome to our blog!