Identifying Vegetables in a CSA Box
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!
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.
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!Tags: CSA, identifying, johnson's backyard garden, local box, Recipes, storing, vegetable