This year’s CSA is from Paisley Farm, a 25-acre operation located in Tivoli, NY. Paisley Farm grows organically and plants with the chef in mind. The 22-week CSA runs from June – October and I purchased the standard vegetable share. This share includes 8-9 vegetables and herbs per week (8-12 pounds) – enough to provide a family of three with 3-4 dinners’ worth of veg. The price equals out to $25 per week, the cost of which will be accounted for in my weekly Adventures In Budget Paleo Cooking posts.


Paisley Farm 2014 CSA Box 19

1 butternut squash
1 head leaf lettuce
1 bunch baby fennel
1 bunch chard
1 bunch kale
1 small head cauliflower
1 Napa cabbage
5 white potatoes


Leftover From Previous Weeks

Frozen peppers
8 Japanese eggplant
1 pepper
1 delicata squash


How I Used My Share

I made a mash out of the cauliflower, which I served with pork chops & sauteed chard.

I broiled the delicata squash simply with some sesame oil and ate it for lunch in one sitting, it was so good.

I had raw bell pepper for lunch one day with some rotisserie chicken.

Waste: 8 eggplant, 1 head lettuce

My Favorite Dish From This Box

Mmmmmm… cauli mash. So silky, so delicious.

Next Week

Going into next week, I have: 2 butternut squash, 5 potatoes, 1 head curly kale, 1 Napa cabbage, 1 bunch baby fennel, 2 Japanese eggplant.