Sunday, February 6, 2011

Be Wise Ranch - CSA

Look at this gorgeous head of lettuce!
And I don't call many foods gorgeous...

It comes from one of our local farms in San Diego - Be Wise Ranch.  They have a program called CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) where you can receive a box of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables every week or every other week.  They have locations all around San Diego so most likely you can find a pickup location that's close to you.  I used to work for Be Wise so I'm kind of partial...but their produce is amazing (maybe you've already been buying their stuff at Jimbo's?) and the people who work there are quite wonderful too.

If you don't live here in San Diego, check your area for CSA programs around you.  Or visit your local farmer's market for some local, seasonal goodies!

Oh.  Did you want to know what I did with that gorgeous head of lettuce?  
I made this awesome salad:

1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped or torn into bite-sized pieces
1 ripe avocado, diced
1/8 cup thinly sliced red onion
8 red radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
generous amount of freshly ground pepper
juice of 2 small lemons
2-3 tsp maple syrup (adjust to your taste)

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.  In a seperate smaller bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients until combined and slightly thickened.  Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.  Serve immediately.

Just picked up my box of Be Wise Ranch produce and had to share!

We're talking beets, two types of oranges, some more of that gorgeous red leaf lettuce, red potatoes, apples, bok choy, leeks, red radishes, strawberries, collards, green kale, butternut squash and a grapefruit!  All organic.  I'm such a health food nerd.

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