This week we got:
- a cucumber
- 3 garlic scapes
- a dill plant
- (lettuce) traded for another bunch of yukina savoy
- choose 3 mustard greens - I picked yukina savoy, chard and kale
When I signed up for the CSA, I planned on cooking with Chris some weeks, but didn't really think about sharing my veggies beyond that. In reality, it has given me so much more than vegetables. I've fed friends at least once, and typically twice, from every delivery. And that's been a huge blessing in my life.
There's the frugality reasoning - even when I add a protein and grain I'm coming out ahead of a restaurant meal (frequently a friend will bring one or the other, so I'm providing even less). But the primary reason I love sharing my CSA is that inviting people over for dinner lets me spend time with them. As a somewhat-socially-anxious introvert, it gives me an "excuse" to ask someone to come over. Sometimes its hard to call someone and say "hey, can we hang out?" unless I know them well and have something specific to talk about. Saying "hey, can I feed you dinner?" feels like a lower bar somehow. Plus, acts of service is a big way that I show people I care about them, so I get to love on my friends. In return, I typically get quality time with them, a major way that I feel loved. So not only is the CSA good for my health, its good for my heart too.