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Today marked the first pick up for the late fall share from Farmer Dave’s CSA. I love supporting a local farm and getting a giant share of fresh vegetables each week. And this week, because of Hurricane Sandy arriving last week, we received a double share. While Meghan and I love vegetables there was no way we could eat a double share, so I donated a full share back to the Reading Food Pantry.
Each week I look forward to the share because it is like getting my own Chopped basket. For those of you unfamiliar with the Food Network show, Chopped, here are basics. Chefs compete in a 3 round cookoff, each round receiving a basket of secret ingredients that they need to turn into an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. Sometimes the combinations are mind blowing and very often there are ingredients that I have no idea what they even are. Yup, this sometimes happens with a CSA share as well. And I accept the challenge to create something delicious every week.
Let’s see what is fresh this week in the share.