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Identifying Vegetables in a CSA Box

20 November 2011 6,814 views 3 Comments

Just a quick public service post that Johnson’s Backyard Garden‘s website ROCKS! There are other CSA (community supported agriculture) programs in Austin, but my hunger for information makes Johnson’s the best in my book. They post a picture of the contents of their weekly delivery, and when you roll your mouse over each item, it is identified for you!

Johnsons Backyard Garden Box

I recently tried another local CSA and the fruits and veggies came in a box without a list of what was in there. So I went to their website to find the information. And nothing was there. I checked out their recipes, and while they had a couple, they didn’t have many and I couldn’t find more than one that really utilized all the items in the box last week.

So, I turned to Johnson’s Backyard Garden’s Veg Guide. It’s simply wonderful. Not only does it provide animated pictures with identification of the weekly offerings, but they have created a page for each type of produce they grow that includes information about the growing season, varieties, storage tips, cooking tips, and then recipes.

All About Kohlrabi

All About Kohlrabi

Thank you, JBG. I hope the other local farms and CSA’s in Austin follow suit. But even if they don’t or can’t (due to lack of resources), you are providing a great service to them, and to the rest of the community!

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  • Jordan

    Thanks so much for posting this! I was having a tough time identifying some of the things we were getting from our CSA each week so I did a google search, found this blog post, and now I have a great resource to try and match my veggies!

  • Jordan

    Thanks so much for posting this! I was having a tough time identifying some of the things we were getting from our CSA each week so I did a google search, found this blog post, and now I have a great resource to try and match my veggies!

  • Jordan

    Thanks so much for posting this! I was having a tough time identifying some of the things we were getting from our CSA each week so I did a google search, found this blog post, and now I have a great resource to try and match my veggies!