My First Farm Share!

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

May 18

And it’s Sunday again!  I seriously cannot believe how quickly the month of Ma is flying.  I need things to seriously slow down!  I’m looking forward to sharing What’s For Dinner with the link up with Jill Conyers and Mommy Run Fast, but first I want to talk about another step I’m taking to eat healthy!

Delaware Valley Farm Share:

I’m so excited because I’ve signed up for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)/Farm Share that is offered through my job!  I will be getting a delivery of produce straight from local farms every 2 weeks from mid-May to October.  Last Wednesday I got my first bag of goodies:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Spring Mix Lettuce
  • Dill
  • Gala Apples
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Dozen of Eggs
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My first Farm Share of groceries!

I love the concept of supporting local farms and ensuring that we are eating as much fresh, high quality food as possible.  I just had an apple with my breakfast and it tastes better than anything I’ve ever picked up from Wegmans or Shoprite! It’s even better that I can pick up my groceries at work and have payroll deduction take care of everything!  I’m so excited to have sweet potatoes (which I definitely needed), and I look forward to hunting for some tasty, healthy recipes to cook all this great food with!

Last Week Recap:

In a lot of ways last week was a mess.  I only had a cereal bar for dinner on Tuesday because after our 7 pm Kickball game, we played an extra “exhibition” game…then I had a conference at 9 pm that ran til about 10:30.  On Friday, I didn’t make the pasta, and we went to a divey bar in the neighborhood.  While the food was cheap, it was pretty terrible!  Not to mention I had take out food for lunch the entire week including Subway, a cheesesteak, and pizza and wings!  Time to get things back in order!

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Cheesy Buffalo Meatloaf Muffins:

Fortunately, there was one major highlight, thanks to this recipe from Attack of the Hungry Monster.  As usual, I had to make some substitutions:  I had no onions, zucchini, or mushroom, and I forgot to add the Parmesan cheese.  I did add some chopped up green and yellow peppers though to make up for it.

cheesy meatloaf muffins
So nervous, out of the oven!

I was not convinced that this was not going to work, but it did and it was so good.  I finally got to use my Frank’s Red Hot sauce and the flavor was out of this world, especially with the melted blue cheese crumbles inside!

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Close up of the muffins…so addictive!

It really turned out to be a winner!  Bret loved it and I was just so proud of myself.  We both ended up eating 3 muffins a piece so no leftovers for us.   There was so much flavor!  With this successful meal and finally getting groceries, I am inspired to make some great food this week!

What’s for Dinner:

Sunday, May 18:  Crockpot shredded chicken, dill, cauliflower, brown rice and mixed veggies

Monday, May 19:  Chicken and multigrain angel hair pasta with salad

Tuesday, May 20:  Leftover Bean Burgers with Baked Sweet Potato Fries.  Hopefully easy to make on our busy Tuesday nights!

Wednesday, May 21:  Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken with mixed vegetables

Thursday, May 22:  Lasagna (possibly butternut squash lasagna) with Brussels Sprouts (yay for having fresh dill!)

Friday, May 23:  Out to dinner during this holiday weekend!

Saturday, May 24:  Probably out to dinner again, stay tuned!

Are you a part of a farm share or a community supported agriculture (CSA)?  How do you like it?

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