Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shopping Locally

Happy Thursday. For the first time in a long time there is a gorgeous 5 day forecast in Pittsburgh. I just hope this good streak doesn't mess up the Pittsburgh Marathon (for me the half-marathon) on May 3.

Heather asked for the pancake recipe for the pancakes I had in my last post. I use the Bob's Red Mill Buckwheat Pancake Mix. I like to know that I'm only having one serving, so I used 1/3 cup of mix, 1 tsp of canola oil, 1 egg white, and 1/4 cup of water.

I wanted to post about this yesterday for Earth Day, but the day just got away from me!! My husband and I signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). While there are a few in the Pittsburgh area, we went with Penn's Corner CSA. We signed up for the 30-week CSA, and we are only on week 2. I am so excited to have local food well into the Fall. With each packet we receive a newsletter telling us which local farm supplied each of the items. The cost is about $21 per week.

This week we our box included homemade spinach rotini, crimini mushrooms, chevre cheese, chives, arugula, salad greens and spinach, and potted parsley.

Here is a close up of the cheese and pasta.

I'm so excited to share with you our weekly package. If you are interested, you can find out if there is a CSA near you.
Have a great day!!

4 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for CSA's!!

HangryPants said...

Cool - thanks for the recipe.

For your CSA did you split it with someone? The one near me gives you way too much stuff than I could possibly eat in a week.

Rose said...

: hoping for good weather next week :

I can't believe I'm saying next week already. Terrified here!

Oh She Glows said...

Oh i LOVE it!!! :) Thanks for sharing.