Recently, Cheryl, our csa farmer, came down from the farm to present Turf CSA members the farm's very own line of prepared food called "Black Dirt Gourmet". She wanted to give the csa members some samples of what they could order from the farm when the csa starts up. First, she explained to us how the farm started making their own food and who makes the food. Her three main chefs that specialize in different fields all help make the food and they started Black Dirt Gourmet as a way of using up all the left-over vegetables from the year, so they wouldn't go to waste.
Then, Cheryl let us sample from the various foods she had brought. It was delicious! There were jams, soups, pickled eggs, salad dressings, and spreads, and pita chips that we could use to taste all the foods. They were simply amazing. One csa member even said she liked the asparagus dish even though generally, she didn't like asparagus. For the members that attended, it was very exciting. While we ate, Cheryl answered questions from csa members and as always, it was an interesting learning experience. In the end, the workshop literally gave the csa members a taste of what they could expect from Black Dirt Gourmet, in addition to being a lot of fun.
by Erika (Turf HS Intern)