So, what to do with all of this? Receiving so much bounty all at once can be intimidating, so I try to work my way through the food in the order it will spoil. Clearly I can start eating more salad for lunch with all that lettuce, and the leeks could make a great soup for our dinner guests this weekend. Perhaps I'll even start snacking on carrots instead of those potato chips I'm so addicted to.
If you want to join a CSA for next year, now's the time to think about it and research the one you like. They fill up early, so contact the CSA directly and ask when sign up for new members will open up. And once you're in, feel free to call me at any time if you need inspiration or help for what to do with any of the bounty you receive. Here's to more vegetables in all of our diets!