CSA Week 1: What’s in the box


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In the box



1 2-pound bag asparagus

1 dozen eggs

1 jar Snead’s Farm peach chutney

1 clamshell shiitake mushrooms

1 bag seasonal salad mix

Total retail value of this week’s box: $29


2 2-pound bags asparagus

2 dozen eggs

1 jar Snead’s Farm peach chutney

1 jar Snead’s Farm plum jam

2 clamshells shiitake mushrooms

2 bags seasonal salad mix

Total retail value of this week’s box: $58

Pickup day: What to expect

To keep our customers and workers as safe as possible, we have implemented new protocols at our most popular pickup locations. Remember: If you are sick or have any sign of illness, please have a friend or family member pick up your box for you. All they need to do is tell us which share owner they are picking up for. At Braehead Farm on Monday, pickup will be outside the barn in a tent. If you are just coming to pick up a box, you can just come to the outdoor tent, but you are still welcome to come into the market and shop for dairy products, pies and more farm goodies. Please just remember to maintain your social distance. At Snead’s Farm on Wednesday, we have two options:

  • Drive all the way past the farmhouse to the large barn (signs will mark the way) for curbside service.
  • Park and play on the farm, then get back in your car to drive to the barn and pick up your box after your visit.

CSA Pickup Hours:

Braehead Farm: Mondays, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. North Stafford: Mondays, noon until 6 p.m. Snead’s Farm: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Cooking Ideas

(With substitutions for the current grocery store situation)



  • Raw asparagus salad with almonds and sesame (I regularly skip the herbs when I don’t have them. This would be a great year to grow your own herbs.)
  • Tender spring greens love a home-made vinaigrette. Here’s a good tutorial. When you get your salad greens home, let them soak in a few baths of cold tap water in a salad spinner. Spin them dry and stash them in the fridge (with a piece of paper towel tucked on top if you can spare one) so they’ll be clean and dry when you are ready to use them. It’s a great idea to have hard-boiled eggs, rinsed canned chickpeas, leftover grains like rice or quinoa and other salad-toppers ready in your fridge to toss together a quick lunch salad. Having the ingredients ready is what makes it happen.