Too Many Veggies from the CSA?

20081017veg.jpg

Photograph from thebittenword.com on Flickr

A Slate reader asks the Green Lantern, "If I can't eat my share, is a CSA still an environmentally sound choice?"

This spring I considered joining a local CSA. I like knowing exactly where my food comes from and the direct connection to a farm, and the weekly or biweekly pick-up meant I'd be eating plenty of fruits and veggies, at least in theory. In practice, I find it can be challenging to cook with unfamiliar ingredients or even familiar ones that I'm tired of. I ultimately decided that shopping at the local farmers' market would be a better choice for me—I could support local farms, and buy only what I needed and wanted.

If you belong to a CSA, do you find it challenging to put all your produce to good use? What do you do with your unused fruits and veggies?

Serious Eats Newsletters

Keep up with our latest recipes, tips, techniques and where to eat!

Comments

Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: