My first Echo Valley Farm CSA box

(clockwise from left) Beets, kale, chard, bag of baby greens, garlic scapes, bag of arugula, bunch of cilantro, rhubarb, green onions, radishes, strawberries.

A quick post to share my excitement over the first CSA box of the season. This year I’m signed up for a weekly box from Echo Valley Farm, and here’s what was in it:

What’s not shown in the picture is the lovely little tub of freshly made arugula pesto, which I immediately stuck in the fridge next to my latest jar of Genius Soup. Nothing perks up a bowl of soup like a dollop of pesto, and I can’t wait to try Chef Amy’s.

I love looking at all the colorful greens, and getting inspired to cook something. The curly garlic scapes in the center smell so good! Since I tried cooking them after a recent Farmer’s Market, I have now eaten every last one in my garden. Erp. Can’t wait for more! It is a lot like the first, thin asparagus of the season, but with a twist.

Giant salad of fresh greens and strawberries with homemade balsamic vinaigrette. And a few tater tots. Don’t judge me. 🙂
I’m not sure what I’ll do with the rest of it yet, but last night after the box came I just threw together a quick salad of the mixed baby greens and arugula with the sliced strawberries in a balsamic vinaigrette. Good olive oil, good balsamic, a little forkful of good mustard, with coarse ground salt and pepper. Delish!

I love a good plateful of salad, but it doesn’t quite cut it for Miss Thing. So in the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll admit that we are a tater-tot loving household, along with the occasional organic, college-educated chicken patty. Here’s how I like to serve them:


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