Happy New Year from the folks at Adventures in Local Food! And thank you to Mary Ellen for today’s post. Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature. Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) Well, the last of the Sullivan Family’s Christmas Cake has been consumed, and as I reflect back on the holiday season I think of the farmers who were part of … Continue reading A New Year of Local Food
There’s always a flurry of excitement in the office when the weekly delivery of CSA boxes arrives. We peek in the boxes. There’s generally some oohing and ahhing over the unusual items and then the recipe-brainstorming begins. I thought it would be interesting to compare a few people’s weekly meals to see how each of us approached the same ingredients. Last week’s CSA box contained … Continue reading Early August CSA Box: Four Ways
This year, my husband and I bought into a whole CSA share, which gives us a lot of veggies to deal with every week. It kind of reminds me of when we used to make our weekly visits to the farmers market when you had to wait for Saturday – you come home excited about all the gorgeous produce, and then you quickly realize you … Continue reading How to Keep Your CSA or Market Veggies Fresh All Week
This is the second of hopefully many short profiles to bring light to the great work that small farmers do in their communities to make them better places to live and work, while providing them with great quality food. Contact us at 902-477-1077 or in the comments below if you’d like to write about a local farm that enriches your community! I recently had the … Continue reading Farm Profile: Cochrane Family Farms
Through working at the Ecology Action Centre, I have the great privilege of meeting with a lot of great farmers from around the province. This will hopefully be the first of many short profiles to bring light to the great work that small farmers do in their communities to make them better places to live and work, while providing them with great quality food. ~~ … Continue reading Farm Profile: Watershed Farm
We’ve been holding seasonal cooking classes for awhile now, and we’ve loved sharing knowledge about the bounty of Nova Scotia. Spring can be a tough time to eat local though – a lot of farmers are almost at the end of their winter root vegetables, but it’s still too soon for springtime favourites like asparagus, fiddleheads or strawberries.This last Monday, we decided to embrace the season head-on by building a menu around a CSA (or Community Shared Agriculture) produce box from Taproot Farms. Continue reading “Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Fresh CSA Produce”
So, you’ve been curious about CSAs and decided that it’s something you’d like to sign up for, and you’ve checked out our Complete List of CSAs in Nova Scotia, but what if there’s not a drop-off location close to your home or work?
Maybe you’d be interested in starting a drop-off location at your office. How do you know if this might be a good option for your workplace?
I’ve been asked several times in the last week about CSA food boxes. (Clearly the cold, gray days of winter have us all thinking about summer veggies.) So, I thought it was time to get some discussion going about this alternative method of buying food, as CSA sign ups are starting. Continue reading “Curious About CSAs?”
My roommates and I share a weekly CSA box from Ironwood Farm. With three of us in the house, the veggies get eaten quickly and sometimes we have to buy a little extra from the farmers market. However, they have both been out of town lately. Plus my garden has started produced cucumbers, beans, and tomatoes. This has left me with a fridge full of veggies and a lot of creative cooking to do on my own. Continue reading “A Week of CSA Meals”
Megan Gray is back with another post for Thinking Inside the Box. She’s a member of the TapRoot Farm CSA.
It finally it seems that we have suddenly landed in the middle of summer, and the long sunny days have meant my that my weekly veggie box is bursting with peas, carrots, potatoes, zucchinis, greens, greens, and more greens, and other in-season treasures. So how to make the most of this abundance? Continue reading “Thinking Inside The Box: Making the Most of Your CSA Box”