A few months ago, we signed up for a CSA box. (This one is the kind where the source is the Farmer and the Farmer's wife rather than the source actually being many farmers or vendors that pool together.) I can't get over how fresh everything is, especially the greens. I have eaten leafy vegetables before simply because I knew they were good for me. However, now I eat them because I can't get enough of them. This is not simply because I am new to 'freshness'. I have eaten organic for almost 15 years. Last year, I made the move and experimented with only eating things in season and that were local. I thought I knew what taste, freshness, and realness were - until I signed up for Eatwell Farm's CSA box back in the fall. Y.U.M. (And yes, they have their own eggs--which anyone around will tell you they are the best $10 you've ever spent.)
The way Nigel and Lorraine farm is incredible and the taste buds just know that--no thinking needed. Each week, the Gent and I look forward to getting our box and discovering a new kind of spinach or cabbage variety (Wakefield anyone? So beautiful and sweet actually.)
Below are some pix of what is becoming our Saturday evening meal: a big fat salad with as many greens as you can think of + a kick-ass dressing the Gent makes.