The CSA Blog

Our CSA Blog empowers you to make the most of your CSA share. Find healthy recipes, cooking tips, and gardening ideas. Or learn CSA farming issues and more!

In Memoriam: Katherine Deumling and Deborah DeBord

In this post, we honor two remarkable women who shaped the world of food around them: Portland-based cooking teacher and Slow Food USA leader Katherine Deumling, and Deborah DeBord, a visually impaired home cook and CSA advocate who wrote for this blog in 2019–2020.

A Happy New Year of Food Generosity

Greetings in 2023! After the past few surreal years, life is finally starting to feel a little bit more normal. We can see friends again, attend events, and dine in restaurants (and not have to be outside, even). And that is such a huge relief. On the flip side, rising inflation is causing many people […]

11 Tips to Improve Your Food Shopping Budget

With skyrocketing inflation, here are 11 tips, plus other resources, to help you cut your grocery bill and improve your food shopping budget.

4 Inspiring Stories of Food Access: We Won’t Go Hungry Tonight

The global pandemic disrupted food access for many people, especially Americans in the most marginalized populations. But it also spurred remarkable solutions using creative thinking, smartphone technology, and the sheer boots-on-the-ground human drive to help the hungry, one person at a time. Here are several inspiring stories.

2021 Inspiring Tips for Eating Healthier with Your CSA Box

We’re looking forward to 2021 with these tips for eating healthier with a CSA box from your local farm with a tumultuous year behind us. As with so much of our daily lives, the coronavirus pandemic has given new meaning to eating healthier.

7 Delicious Comfort Food Ideas for Joyful Quarantine Cuisine

“Comfort food” takes on a whole new meaning this year as we head into a holiday season marred by a pandemic and new lockdowns. Not just for sustenance, but “quarantine cuisine” filled with comfort and joy.

Doing Thanksgiving Differently During the Pandemic

If you trust infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice about COVID-19, you may know that he’s advised Americans to have smaller Thanksgiving celebrations this year, acknowledging that his three adult daughters will not be flying home for the holiday this year “out of concern for me and my age.” He’s urged everyone to carefully […]

Food Justice, Equity & Supply: Responding to a Pandemic—and How You Can Help

This is the fourth of a special four-part series about how COVID-19 is transforming local food systems—farmers markets, local farms, community and backyard gardens, and food equity. ____________________ As we head into six-plus months of stay-at-home orders, many of us have adjusted to new routines, all the while worrying or wondering about the next changes […]

The Mystical Deliciousness of Mushrooms—with a Recipe

Although the time of irresistible spring morels has passed, there is a whole world of mushrooms coming along in the next few months—think summer chanterelles, boletes, and coral. Come September and October, fall fungi will mushroom (no apologies for the bad pun) into a parade of gustatory delight. Of course, domestically farmed mushrooms are commonly […]

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