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The Best CSA Share So Far (& What We Did with It)

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Have you been following along as we cook from our CSA share? Today we got the best bounty yet!


This week, we really hit the jackpot with our Local Roots' CSA share: fava beans, turnips, peaches, and a loaf of bread? What did we do to deserve this? (We also got the usual—though still wonderful—suspects: cucumber, squash, and collard greens.)

With our stomachs rumbling, we decided to make not one salad (that would be boring! and predictable!) but two salads. Shocking, right? 

Introducing salad #1: blanched fava beans, thinly sliced cucumber, chunks of peaches, and strips of red onion. Caroline made a dressing out of horseradish leaf, the juice of a lemon, a clove of garlic, "one little shallot," a little honey, and olive oil.


And don't forget salad #2: sautéed collards, pan-fried the squash, julienned raw turnips, and black beans expertly cooked by Amanda.

Nothing fancy happened with the delicious bread. That was too good to mess with.

You know what we like to do with our CSA share—now we want to find out what you would cook with these ingredients. 

Snap a photo of a dish you make and share it on Instagram. Describe you creation and tag your photo with #madewithlocalroots and @localrootsnyc. In the first week of August, our CSA provider Local Roots will pick their favorite recipes and they'll include them on the menu for their supper club. The winner will receive two spots to the dinner, so get cooking!

What would you make with our CSA share? Tell us in the comments!

Tags: CSA, local roots, summer produce