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Fresh Foods Wednesday #85

Welcome to Fresh Foods Wednesday #85!

Fresh Foods Wednesday #65 Real Food Link Up

Two words for you today: Salad greens.

Seriously. You ain’t tried a salad if you haven’t tried farm fresh salad greens. These precious, tender little leaves are life changing. You wouldn’t think lettuce could change a life…. Until you have brand new picked lettuce leaves. Am I right?

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For those of you linking up blog posts, feel free to share your Instagram pictures too! Let’s get this party rockin’ & rollin! And as always, everyone is welcome to pin whatever you share to the group Pinterest board. Simply email me to be invited to pin.

This week in my CSA from Farm City Co-Op I got:

  • The most AMAZING salad greens;
  • Giant Spring onion;
  • 1 Pint of blueberriesl
  • Bok Choy;
  • 2 Cucumbers;
  • The most tender beets (and beet tops);
  • Cilantro;
  • Baby potatoes;
  • Snap peas;
  • 2 Yellow Summer squash;
  • 2 Heads of juicy garlic.

Fresh Foods Wednesday #85 - My CSA -

The Fresh Foods Wednesday #85 link up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, eating and awareness. Please feel free to link up posts or Instagram images 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 or pictures 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 contributions 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!

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  • suzy
    July 30, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Thanks for hosting Kristy. Your CSA haul looks fantastic. I didn’t do a CSA this year, but I am visiting my farmers markets.
    Today I linked up two recipes from my new blog! Chugging away at it, but so glad I decided to go in the new directions. Since I am the first to link up, I will be coming back to visit others later today and later in the week!
    suzy recently published…slow cooker greek yogurtMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 31, 2014 at 7:31 PM

      The farmers markets are awesome Suzy. I love getting to see the farmers and everything they’re growing. The CSA is awesome but there’s something so visceral about meeting the farmers. It’s inspiring 🙂

      I can’t wait to check out your new blog!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’ll be by tomorrow!

      Thanks for linking up and being awesome.

  • Kirsten
    July 30, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    My daughter was PMSing yesterday when I headed to the store to pick up supplies for #IceCreamWeek. I empathized with her, a lot, and ended up with a lot more sweet and salty and creamy stuff than I’d planned to get.
    So I made a baked mac and cheese using beet greens, ham, and Manchego cheese. Totally hit the spot for me, but I think she preferred the bag of peanut M&Ms and the salted caramel chocolate ice cream pie we made (you know, for blog purposes for HashtagIceCreamWeek and all).
    I’m linking up a cucumber side, peach muffins, and a cantaloupe pizza–full on summer mode even if the weather tolerates my turning on the oven to bake!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Kirsten recently published…Soy Sesame Marinated CucumbersMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 31, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      hahahahahahaha awww poor daughter. I know the feeling. Sometimes, a baked mac and cheese and chocolate and ice cream pie just has to happen. BTW….. i LIVE for mac and cheese. On my way over to peek!

      …I wasn’t going to say anything but I figured you corrected me on your name so I ought to correct you on mine. It’s spelled with a y not an i 😉 xo

  • Vicky
    July 30, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Thanks for hosting, this week I am sharing my Gluten Free Vegan Granola Bars and my One Bowl Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread with chocolate Chips.

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 31, 2014 at 7:34 PM

      Hi Vicky! Those both sound fantastic! Plus granola and chocolate are always a good idea. always. 🙂

      Thanks for linking up!!

  • Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
    July 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Nothing like a good fresh salad with lots of variety. Love the addition of beets and beet greens. This week I linked a vegan appetizer made with avocado and tomatoes.. so good and looks pretty for a party

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 31, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      Oh Judee I agree so much!! Unless of course it’s an appetizer made with avocado and tomatoes. There’s nothing better. NOTHING. than that 😉

      Thanks for sharing with us this week!