meet a CSA member: Kathleen


Why did join the Owl's Nest Farm CSA?

I had a CSA membership with Radix before & decided to try Owl's Nest when the farm transitioned ownership. I'm so glad that I did! I think this will be my 3rd summer with the ONF market CSA. I love getting to pick produce at the market each week, its one of my favorite parts of my summer weekend routine. & I love the handmade wooden bowl that Liz's dad made!

What was your favorite fruit, veggie, and/or herb from CSA this year?

Spaghetti squash! I was always a little nervous about how to cook with it but it quickly became one of my favorites this summer. I've been using it as a noodle substitute with eggplant parmesan.

What tips do you have for folks who might be trying a CSA for the first time?

I really like the market CSA because of the flexibility in the types of produce that I receive. I've done 'traditional' pre-boxed CSAs and enjoyed them but have also ended up with like 10 rutabagas I'm not going to use. I like knowing that I can pick up staples as well as try something new. It's also fun to have the morning trip to look forward to and to interact with the farmers and other shoppers. My dog loves the occasional kale or sweet potato treat she finds under the tables!