Using Your Share


Trying to make the most of your weekly vegetables?

 

It all starts with storage and knowing best ways to prepare vegetables. Browse the links

below and find additional resources on our CSA member handouts page here.

Seasonal Recipes &
Vegetable Resources 

Find more tips on how to use your produce CSA share with these links:

Prepare & Store
your CSA Share 

Proper vegetable storage is key to making the most of your CSA share. Storage tips from your farm will be the best resource since they will be specific to what's in your box. You can also check out the KYFSC our storage guide and the Save the Food database a look for more information on how to store nearly any vegetable.  

We recommend having a few different cooking oils, types of vinegar, dry beans, noodles, rice, nuts, or preferred proteins on hand. Periodically, stocking up on a few essentials like these makes it easier to create meals on the fly. View our pantry staples infographic for suggestions. 

Cooking more at home is also better with the right tools. A sharp chef's knife, cutting board, saute pan are must-haves for the CSA season. Many members also enjoy having a food processor, immersion blender, or mandoline for pesto, blended soups, or slaws. Not all of these are necessary it simply depends on what works best for you. Find a quick list of recommendations on our kitchen gadget infographic for the CSA season. 

Savoring the Season &
Preserving Fresh Produce

If you are experiencing vegetable overwhelm preserve your CSA bounty with simple pickling and freezing methods.