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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Your Best CSA/Farm Market Menu Contest

Kate’s Kitchen ( and Ancient Fire ( are teaming up to create some buzz for CSA/Farm Market inspired menus. There are so many fresh ingredients the possibilities are limitless!

 For the next week we are asking for visitors to submit comments to this post on both blogs with a menu inspired by selections found in their CSA share or purchased at a local farm market. Menus can be for any meal of the day and should include the name and ingredients of each of the dishes being prepared. The majority of the ingredients used must come from the CSA/Farm Market, but staple items from the pantry and fridge are allowed; use your own judgment as to the “staple” nature of items used. Detailed preparation steps are not required for entry. Make sure you also tell us why you love a certain ingredient or what your goals were for combining the flavors, and of course anything else that excites you about fresh, local food.

The prize for the lucky winners will be a feature in each of the host’s blog one day the following week. The hosts will pick multiple winners randomly from all the entries we accept (see the rules above) and will contact winners for more information. Take pictures of anything applicable. If you win and you can get us photos we’ll post them. If you have complete recipes available we will also consider including those or link to your site where they are posted.


Drick said...

hey, good luck on your CSA contest and thanks for looking up my Pastalaya - ya know, I use whatever I have on hand when cooking, okra would certainly be fitting and right tasty too

Kate said...

Thank you! I've got some okra to use up and it looked like a great way to use it :-)

Culinarian said...

Fava bean hummus with fresh bread and a summer squash and fresh herb frittata. Both pictures and recipes are available upon request!

Magic of Spice said...

Fun idea :) Need to get myself to Farmers Market...

Jason Phelps said...

The Ancient Fire post is now up at

We are eating CSA veggies tonight. What are you eating?


Kate said...

We ate veggies from the garden - tomatoes, eggplant and basil. And, just wait til you see how I fixed them. They were a five. If there were any left over I'd have them for breakfast tomorrow morning!

Vegan Aide said...


What a great idea! Getting people more involved in local produce is fabulous! Here is my recipe from my CSA box:

Veg Stroganoff:

Japanese eggplant, zucchini, crimini mushroom, onion, garlic, pasta(non CSA), cashew (non CSA).

Recipe and blogpost at:

Tastemonials said...

Entry for Farmers' Market Menu:
Every Sunday Lunch in the Summer -
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Variety of Heirloom Tomatoes
Spring onions
Salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar
Cheese and Herb Roll
Everything comes from the market except the condiments. I love combining the colors and flavors of the different tomato varieties.