Participating in the Hen House CSA (community supported agriculture) this summer has brought our family’s fruit and vegetable consumption from junior varsity to varsity status in a flash. It has been exciting each Saturday morning to grab our bag and scurry to Hen House market to see what goodies they have for us. If you have been on the fence, then run, don’t walk and sign up to participate in a CSA.
Each week seems better than the week before and they are all 5 star. Saturday I picked up a gallon of whole milk, a dozen eggs, fresh basil, fresh carrots, tomatoes, peaches, cinnamon raisin bread and salsa. Whew! That’s a lot of great goodness for my family to enjoy.
There seems to be thousands of ways to use fresh basil in the summer but, of course, our go to is pesto. My daughter would enjoy pesto everyday of the week if I would serve it to her. I like to make it during the summer and freeze it for those cold, snowy days that we are sure to see in 6 months.