What’s in My CSA Box Week 1

Common Ground has teamed up with Turning Point Farm to help CSA members find interesting ways to enjoy their weekly or bi-weekly vegetable shares this season.

If you’re a Turning Point CSA member, these recipes and kitchen tips will be particularly timely and helpful. And if you’re not a member, these posts feature seasonal veggies you’re likely to encounter at local farmers markets and in stores. Check them out!

Throughout the season we’ll be trying out some plant-based recipes with our share, and posting the best ones. Meanwhile, here are a few ideas from around the web for those of you who may enjoy an egg on occasion, or are looking for something versatile to cover a variety of dietary choices. We hope you’ll feel inspired to take a chance on something unusual or unfamiliar, and try a new approach to some old favorites.

Week 1

Oregano, Simpson Lettuce, French Breakfast Radishes, Arugula, Mesclun Mix, Bilko Napa Cabbage, Spinach, and Green Onions

1. French Breakfast Radishes. The name just says elegance, right? Sure, they’re great raw, but how about giving them a quick turn in the skillet for something remarkable?

buttered_radishThis recipe for French Breakfast Radishes with Poached Egg is from Naturally Ella, which also puts those green onions to use in this simple (and elegant) breakfast served on toast. Bonus: Top your eggs with a handful of mesclun from this week’s share, drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Ooo la la.

2. Napa cabbage. Were you as delighted as we were by the big, beautiful head of napa cabbage at the bottom of your box?


Tasty Kitchen offers this idea for Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage that’s quick and easy. Bonus: you can top it with those green onions and some of that peppery arugula for super added flavor.

3. This week’s Simpson Lettuce is so gorgeous you’ll probably just want to eat the leaves right from the head! But if you’re looking for something a little different, use those supple leaves to wrap around a bit of rice and whatever savory filling you want to tuck inside. Or try this walnut mix from Jessica in the Kitchen for something new.

lettuce wraps

Enjoy your Week 1 box!