Chris and I joined the CSA for next season, starting the first week of September. We were thinking about it for a long time, and finally decided it was the right thing to do. We've been listening to Barbara Kingsolver (who has long been one of my favorite authors) read her book, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" (in the form of an audio book).
The book is about her family's decision to move to Kentucky and eat locally for a year. She frames it in a way that is positive. They're doing it because it tastes good, it feels good, and its impact seems good in many different ways. I highly recommend the book for anyone who wants to be inspired to spend a little extra cash at a weekly farmer's market to support local farmers and enjoy some very tasty veggies.
Anyway, we're practicing eating more veggies, and being more creative with our meals.
Tonight we ate with our friend Louisa, and we made tacos. It wasn't intentional, but the tacos turned out to be almost entirely purple. We had blue corn taco shells, purple cabbage, and even purple tomatoes (although they look red in the photo).
Purple is my favorite color so I really liked these tacos, even more than some other kind of tacos that turned out to be an unusual color.