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Fresh Foods Wednesday #81

Hello my darlings! Welcome to Fresh Foods Wednesday #81!

Fresh Foods Wednesday #65 Real Food Link Up

Okay loves – 2 big things to share with you today!

1. I’m too excited to sleeeeeeeeeep!!! Finally – after 2 years of no fresh foods for little ‘ole me – I have a CSA again!!! We’re talkin, local, organically grown, small scale, seasonal produce bitches! I’m one happy, happy, happy lady! My new provider is Farm City Co-Op and they use a collection of farms – including 24 Avenue Farm, Barefoot Farms, Cherry Lane Farms, Earth Apple Farm, Farmers on 57th, Giddy Up & Grow, Urban Digs Farm, and Urban Edibles – to  make local food accessible in the urban center. Not bad, eh? This week I got:

  • Dandelion greens;
  • Scapes;
  • Cauliflower;
  • 2 mothers of daikon radish;
  • Peas
  • Pea shoots;
  • Swiss chard;
  • Lettuce;
  • Braising greens.


2. On Friday, I’m hosting a giveaway for a copy of the cookbook SPQR by, well, the peeps responsible for the restaurant of the same name, Shelley Lindgren, Matthew Accarrino and Kate Leahy. Thanks to Ten Speed Press, I’ve got a copy for me and a copy for you which is lucky, because when testing one of the recipes from the book, I got a giant hunk of sauce all over the page. And let’s be honest, you don’t want my dirty, dog eared copy. But you DO want the book – especially if you like carbs, Italian dishes, slow food from scratch, wine and pretty much anything else that makes life worth living. So come back Friday to enter to win your own copy. And to drool over the recipe I made. I won’t tell you what it was right now, but I will tell you it was phenomenal! See you on Friday!

…..Did I mention it was on Friday?

The Fresh Foods Wednesday #81 link up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, and awareness. Please feel free to link up posts containing:

  • CSA collections;
  • Farmer’s market treasures;
  • Home grown/raised hauls;
  • Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
  • DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, small living, etc…

You may link up as many posts in a given week that you haven’t shared with the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Please make an effort to click on a few of the linked up posts and say hello by leaving a comment for your fellow fresh food communitarians and/or leave one here to tell us what you’ve shared – because it’s always nice to know someone thinks we’re doing a good job!

And if you like what you see here, please include a simple text link back to this link up in the post(s) you share or copy the code below and paste it into your post or an HTML widget in your sidebar.

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I want this blog hop to feature you as well as help each other come together to form a resource of good food ways for one another. The Fresh Foods Pinterest Board is now open to ALL of you! If you’d like to pin your posts to the communal board, just chuck me an email and I’ll add you to it! That way, more exposure for you and less administrative work for me! Horray!

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  • Kirsten
    July 2, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    And fennel? Do I see a fennel bulb in that photo, Kristy?

    I should recognize it–while weeding in between the bricks on our patio over the weekend (which, thanks, doesn’t look weeded at all today) I transplanted 5 (!) volunteer fennel plants into TheRaisedBedFormerlyKnownAsTheHerbBed. So far all 5 are doing well, which amazes me–but I guess if they wanted to get born between cracks on the patio they must be pretty hardy.

    I could go all bonkers linking up what I’ve been up to for the past few months, but I’ll take it easy on you and do some recipes using what you’ve got up there–a terrific Garlic Scape Recipe Round Up, Chilled Pea Soup . . . well I suppose you could sub chard for the beet greens, and again for the kohlrabi greens on my pizza.

    I’m glad you’re settling in with local food!

  • Vicky
    July 2, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Thanks for hosting this week I’m sharing my Pulled Pork Breakfast Egg Skillet GF DF.

  • Lindsey @HalfDimeHomestead
    July 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    I seriously need to learn how to cook so I can join you here!

    I am going to make an effort to cook something from my garden provisions to share with this meet up.

    So glad you’re back amongst your people. Sometimes we gotta go far to figure out how to come back.