Maryland’s Pick: Week One

The day was finally here. I have wanted to sign up for a CSA for many years, but it is always so expensive.  When I saw signs atour local Whole Foods Rockville, for a local CSA called Maryland’s Pick I stopped at the customer service desk for more info.  $20 a week for the whole summer. SOLD!

The excitement was really building for us because we signed up over two weeks ago but this was our first bag.  The first week, we signed up too close to delivery date, so they would not have time to make our bag.  Last week we arrived first thing on Sunday morning(pickup can be friday, saturday, or sunday), to find out that someone else picked up our bag on Saturday!!! So sad, but no worries, we were not charged for it, so we just had to wait another week.

I did not get to take a picture of the red bag all the goodies came in, because everyone took everything out too quickly.  Here is everything that came in the bag.

An email is sent on Thursday, sharing the items that will be in the bag, along with the Farm that they will come from. (Today the offerings were all from Homestead Farm)  Everything in the bag each week is locally, freshly picked and organic!  Recipes and suggestions are also included in the weekly email.
The breakdown of our veggies were:

 Three kinds of Kale: Red Leaf, Green and Lacinato
Garlic Scapes
Sorrell, dandelion greens and the scapes again
And last but not least some baby squash
My little girl is home sick today with a fever and feeling quite crummy, so the cooking of these gorgeous veggies will have to wait a few days.  But, I do know we will make an arugula salad with pine nuts and fennel as well as a kale salad and some kale chips.  If you want to sign up for this awesome bag, ask at your local Whole Foods, and you will be enjoying some awesome local produce just like we are.  I know that there are a few spots left at the Rockville Whole Foods, so what are you waiting for?? Go signup now.

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