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{Our CSA Makes Us Breakfast and A GIVEAWAY!}

When people ask me what a CSA is, I try to explain it as simply as possible.  I go over how you’re getting the ingredients directly from the farm and how the money goes straight to the farmers, effectively cutting out any middle man.  It’s a wonderful concept, though I do point out that it has flaws.

The first issue that arises, particularly here in New England, is that there are a lot of ingredients that can’t be grown year round.  If you’re in California, you have the luxury of getting a larger variety of fruits and vegetables.  But not here.

The second is that it can be hard to find a CSA that drops off in the city.  A lot of them deliver to various towns (mainly at farmer’s markets), but for those that do not have cars, this can be problematic. So when Eric and I found a CSA that dealt with both of these issues, we immediately signed up.

Enterprise Farm is a certified organic farm located in Whately, MA, near Amherst.  The way their “farm share” works is they provide as much produce as possible (currently, potatoes and a few other root vegetables), while sourcing out to a variety of small, organic, East Coast  farms.   One week we’ll receive collard greens from North Carolina, fresh strawberries from Georgia the next.

And they deliver to Boston!

Enterprise Farm recently hosted a breakfast and Eric and I decided to make the trip out there.  It was a wonderful morning, starting with a fantastic meal (see the picture above: whole wheat pancakes, collard greens with maple syrup, fresh strawberries, sausage and bacon).

We quickly gobbled up a couple plates and proceeded to walk around and schmooze (and take  lots of pictures of all the beautiful produce).  Dave, the “founding farmer,” and Katey, the farm share membership manager, were both delightful to talk to and were more than happy to answer any of our questions.

If anyone is interested in joining a CSA, there are a number of resources on the web.  Local Harvest has a field where you can search by zip code and has a little description about each program.

And now moving on to that giveaway you’ve all been waiting for!  And it is (drum roll please) for a $40 CSN Gift Certificate!  Woo hoo!

For those who aren’t aware, CSN is a network of online stores (the company is based in Boston), that range from adjustable bar stools to bakeware to blenders (if you don’t have an immersion blender, I highly recommend getting one).  CSN has over 20 online stores, so you can find pretty much anything you can think of.

And now they’re giving one of you, my readers, the chance to win a gift certificate.

{The Giveaway Guidelines}

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. The winner will be announced on Friday, January 28th. Come back to find out who won!

Now, this wouldn’t be a post without a recipe.  So, I’ll leave you today with one of the delicious dishes we were treated to at Enterprise Farm.  It may sound strange, but collard greens with maple syrup is the perfect accompaniment to pancakes and is a great way to bring some vegetable to an otherwise carb and protein heavy meal.

Collard Greens with Maple Syrup

1 1/2 pounds collard greens, rinsed

1 tbsp butter

pure maple syrup

a pinch of salt

Using a knife, remove the stems and center ribs.  Cut each into 3/4 inch pieces.

Fill a medium size pot with water and add the pinch of salt.  Bring the water to a boil.  Once this has occurred, add collard greens, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer.  Cook for 25 minutes, or until the greens are tender.

Drain greens and put back in the pot.  Add butter and mix with the greens until it has melted.

Serve with a generous pour of maple syrup.

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  • January 25, 2011 - 5:54 am

    Andrea - I would use a gift certificate to get some gadgets I'd love to have but have a hard time justifying otherwise – a mango splitter and avacado slicer and maybe while i'm on the theme – a new apple slicer as well since mine is getting pretty dull!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 7:48 am

    saltyseattle - ha- funny to see CSA's across the country tend to be doling out pretty much the same fare this time of year. I saw a tomato at the market today and i almost didn't recognize it:) good luck w the giveaway…ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 11:36 am

    Jason Phelps - The breakfast is a great example of how engaging CSA projects can be. We went to a social put on by our CSA on pickup night and ended up with some great recipes.

    I've never heard of collard greens with maple before. I love greens and now have a new way to try them.

    JasonReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 11:44 am

    Lara @ GoodCookDoris - Beautiful photos – and thanks for the great info on the CSA.

    I would use that gift certificate toward a new toaster!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Lara @ GoodCookDoris - I tweeted about the contest :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Lara @ GoodCookDoris - And I follow your RSS feed in my Google Reader.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 11:59 am

    Karen - Love the pictures. I would put the gift certificate towards an immersion blender. It's something I've always wanted and just never purchased.

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    Annie - I would buy a rose bundt pan (I have been wanting one so bad!)

    anniesdish@gmail.comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    Annie - Already following on Twitter.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    Annie - Tweeted about it.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Annie - Like on Facebook. Great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:11 pm

    Elizabeth - I've gotten to know Enterprise through the Somerville Winter Market and they're really great people. I also got some of those strawberries this past weekend as well as some cilantro. Quite a treat in the dead middle of winter.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    George - I would use the certificate towards a stability ball or a toaster. The first, because I need something to balance out all the tasty food I eat and the second because I don't have one and am not sure it's safe to toast bread over a gas flame.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    Angie's Recipes - That's a hearty breakfast!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots - It would go towards the purchase of either a Zwilling or Wusthof knife set. Dream! :-)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots - I follow you on twitter @chocandcarrots.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    Fun and Fearless in Beantown - I'd use the gift certificate to a new laptop sleeve!ReplyCancel

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown - I obviously follow you on Twitter – @FunFearlessBeanReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    Fun and Fearless in Beantown - I tweeted about the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    Fun and Fearless in Beantown - And I already like you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots - I like A Thought for Food on facebook. :-)

    Oh, and my email is caroline@chocolateandcarrots.comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:38 pm

    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots - I also read your blog daily on my RSS feed reader. Yay! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    SMITH BITES - you know i'm a huge fan of CSAs in general and yours sounds fantastic, given all the recipes you've posted using your goodies. collard greens for breakfast is a great way to start the day!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Molly Parr - I would use the gift certificate to purchase a new tablecloth, because my cat got sick on our a lovely one — a wedding present, no less! — last night.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 1:46 pm

    ftwopercent - Great post Brian … If I won I'd be getting Emerilware – EC8616 – Cast Iron 20" Reversible Grill / Griddle … I've been looking to get one of these recently. I'm already following you!

    Remember, Food is Love!

    Cheers,
    JustinReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    Chef Dennis - hi Brian

    I love fresh local veggies and we are blessed with our wonderful farmers market, I can't wait until its open again! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway, I would probably get some new baking pans if I won.
    Great images and those collards sound delicious with the maple syrup!
    Cheers
    DennisReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Daisy - How nice your CSA provided you with breakfast!

    I would totally grab an immersion blender if I won because you said so! (And I need one, duh!)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:16 pm

    bunkycooks - Hi Brian,

    Great images of all the fresh foods! Eating this way certainly makes a difference. As for the giveaway, I would like a few gadgets that I would not buy normally, but could with a gift card.

    GwenReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:16 pm

    Daisy - I follow you on Twitter :) @Daisy_IIIReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:17 pm

    bunkycooks - I follow you on Twitter. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:17 pm

    Daisy - Liked you on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:17 pm

    bunkycooks - I like you and I like you on Twitter. 😉ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:18 pm

    Daisy - just tweeted about the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    Emily @ A Cambridge Story - Great post. Today I also published about local foods and included a braising recipe with collards (wish I had thought of adding maple syrup)! If I won this giveaway, I'd definitely get an immersion blender. Need one desperately!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    Emily @ A Cambridge Story - I follow you on twitter (@acambridgestory)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Emily @ A Cambridge Story - Just tweeted :) (@acambridgestory)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Emily @ A Cambridge Story - ..and follow you via Google reader!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    Evan Thomas - I would probably use it on an immersion blender, because that's one of the few tools I don't have yet.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    Evan Thomas - I follow you on twitter (@Wannabechefevan)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    Kristy - Thanks for the info on CSA, I've been thinking of doing this in the spring!

    I would love to get a juicer!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    Kristy - I follow you on twitter @casualdishReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:08 pm

    Kristy - I follow you via google readerReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic - I would love to get new bakeware from CSN!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic - I just tweeted about this :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic - I just liked your Facebook page!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic - And I'm already subscribed to your feed. I hope I win!!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    eatliveblog.com - I have so many things I need right now! A great corkscrew, an immersion blender, baking racks, the list goes on…ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    eatliveblog.com - I already subscribe of course :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    Ken│hungry rabbit - There's never enough kitchen tools and gadgets. That's what I'll use the certificate for.ReplyCancel

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    eatliveblog.com - Tweeted!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:19 pm

    eatliveblog.com - And I already "like" you on FB :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:20 pm

    Ken│hungry rabbit - I'm stalking you on TwitterReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:22 pm

    Taryn - Great giveaway! I really want to get a new pastry bag and tips to work on my cake decorating.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Taryn - I already follow you on twitter (tbren15) :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:24 pm

    Taryn - And I just tweeted about the giveaway!! (tbren15)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    Taryn - I am subscribed to your Google Reader feed as well :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    Ken│hungry rabbit - Tweeted about your giveawayReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    Ken│hungry rabbit - I really like you on FBReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    Domestic Diva - I'd get a set of Pyrex mixing bowls. No more plastic!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Georgie - I tweeted & signed up for RSS/Google feed. Good Luck to all!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    Arthur - Hi Brian – here's what I would get – A Raspberry Seed Remover. I always wanted to make raspberry preserves but those nasty seeds can be a drag. My girlfriend doesn't even thing such a thing exists. But I know if I win – I will be able to find a raspberry seed remover on CSN.

    AnmnB2@aol.comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    danasfoodforthought - First of all, I love all of the beautiful pictures!!

    I would love to win the CSN certificate… I have a long list of things I want, including a garlic press, waffle maker, bread maker, icecream maker…. and the list goes on!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 4:09 pm

    danasfoodforthought - I follow you on twitter @danacooksReplyCancel

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  • January 25, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    Anonymous - SpiceOpolis (http://twitter.com/SpiceOpolis)
    is a twitter follower and tweeted your giveaway message. Thank you for hosting this give away.

    I'd use the gift certificate to get my daughter her own mixing bowls and spoons!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Anonymous - SpiceOpolis
    (http://www.facebook.com/pages/SpiceOpolis/166655593349683?v=wall)

    LIKED your Facebook page.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 4:36 pm

    kat - We did a CSA for two years but I really missed going to the farmers market so now we go to the market every Sunday. I do miss some of the unusual stuff our farm grew though. If I won the gift certificate I would get a new small electric chopper. Stumbled.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 4:37 pm

    Anonymous - SpiceOpolis Subscribes to your RSS feed via Goodle Reader.

    Thank you!

    SpiceOpolis (at) gmailReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Shannon - i should check out that csa, i've been meaning to give one a try… those maple collard greens also sound fantastic! i'd probably get a le creuset item in the new cassis color i've been lusting over :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Nive - Thanks for this giveaway…I would like to get an electric hand mixer if I won..

    ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    Nive - I am an email subscriber…

    ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Ashley - I'd get a kettle bell.

    hewella1 at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    Kim - Liv Life - Beautiful pictures, as usual! I really need to look into a local CSA again. I did one a few years ago, but the produce began to be sub standard and we stopped. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 6:35 pm

    SaraOneTribeGourmet - Looks great Brian! Lovely pics! I follow both on twitter & FB! :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    Lawyer Loves Lunch - This post has inspired me to research CSAs in my 'hood! I live on the West Coast so I have zero excuse to not be a part of one.

    PS: I'd get a cast iron skillet. Can you believe I don't own one yet?!?ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    Lawyer Loves Lunch - Following on Twitter (of course) :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 6:52 pm

    The Daily Palette - Wow, never had maple syrup with my greens! Something new to try. Lovely photos as always. Are those daikon radishes? I hope I see them tomorrow at my local farmers market.

    Thanks for sharing, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 7:02 pm

    mywanderingspoon - What a nice post….lovely:)
    What would I buy?
    Delicatessen:)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 7:06 pm

    Jean - Look at all that wonderful produce (and bacon)! I take for granted how much is available to us here in CA but it looks like CSA has some pretty nice offerings.

    Well, I saw Ken's tweet about wanting a crepe pan and that's been on top of my list, too. I already follow you and "Like" you on FB so this is my entry. :-)

    How fun!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 7:12 pm

    Jenna Z - I would buy a 25 lb kettlebell for my morning workout!!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 7:12 pm

    Jenna Z - I follow you on twitter (corgipants)ReplyCancel

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    SteffanyF - This CSA information overwhelms and delights me. Yay CSA! Yay delivery! I'm going to have to see if I can sign up.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - Fun, creative giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    katychick - i want to buy my son the toy story desk for his room
    tcogbill at live dot comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    katychick - i get your emails
    tcogbill at live dot comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 9:47 pm

    vtkitchen - I would definitely, no doubt, absolutely get their rectangular tart pan. I'm dying for it!

    Wow, your CSA looks rad. That's the last meal invitation to consider turning down, the food looks yummy =)

    veggietestkitchen (at) gmail (dot) comReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 10:58 pm

    Sippity Sup - I saw bacon. Can I choose that? GREG Of course I follow you on Twitter and I always like you on Facebook. I realize that these don't count unless I leave another comment, so I am just stating it for fun. GREGReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:35 am

    Jennifer - I think I'd use the gift certificate to buy a chafing dish.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:37 am

    Jennifer - I tweeted the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:37 am

    Jennifer - I also follow you on twitter. (I'm @kitchycooker)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:39 am

    Jennifer - I liked your facebook page.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:44 am

    Mariko - I wish wish wish I had a csa near me.
    I would get some ramekins for my cooking class. Absolutely.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:45 am

    Jennifer - And finally I posted a link to the giveaway on my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kitchy-Cooking/131257016934709ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:46 am

    Mariko - Following on twitter and I tweeted and I have you in my reader. Like Greg, just stating. !!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:49 am

    MyMansBelly - LOL – we've got long time friends that live in Whately. Been there many times. Collards and maple syrup huh? If you say it's good, I'll try it.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 2:57 am

    Cherloo - Oh yeah know an ICE CREAM MACHINE… I'd love one!!
    cher_theblondeprincess@hotmail.comReplyCancel

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels - So many things to choose from but I'd LOVE an ice cream maker. 😀ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:39 am

    sara @ CaffeIna - Speaking of breakfast…I keep putting off buying a waffle maker…I love waffles :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:40 am

    sara @ CaffeIna - And of course, my dear, I already follow you on twitter…despite my long absences.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:11 am

    Cake Duchess - Collard greens and maple syrup…swoon!What a great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:12 am

    Cake Duchess - I think I only follow you on twitter…;)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:12 am

    Cake Duchess - I'm boogying over to my FB to post the giveaway now…I swear! :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:25 am

    Chef Bec - If I could buy anything right now, I'd get myself a REALLY good set of pastry bags and decorating tips, along with brand new cookie and cake pans to help perfect the products!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:25 am

    Chef Bec - I follow you on Twitter via @BeccaCITReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:26 am

    Chef Bec - I TWeeted about the giveaway on 1/25/11ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:26 am

    Chef Bec - I am a fan of your Facebook page!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:27 am

    Chef Bec - I subscribe to your blog via email to Becster13064 at Hotmail.comReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:27 am

    Chef Bec - I posted a link to the giveaway on my Facebook page on 1/25/11ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 6:31 am

    Amanda - I would use the gift certificate towards a digital scale for baking.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 6:32 am

    Amanda - I follow you via email :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    The Cilantropist - I definitely would use the gift certificate for a digital scale.. I think I might already have one in my csn cart actually. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 2:50 pm

    The Cilantropist - And I follow you on twitter, of course.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 2:50 pm

    The Cilantropist - Tweet tweet, posted it on twitter!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    The Cilantropist - Oh an since I crawled out from under a rock and made a fb page for The Cilantropist I am trying to like all my friends now too. :) Definitely like you on fb!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 2:58 pm

    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - Your photos are stunning! I have some Boston area friends who would love to know about this, I am sure.

    Great giveaway… I would definitely use the gift card to buy some new baking dishes!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 2:58 pm

    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - And, of course, you know that I follow you on Twitter :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - And, I tweeted. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    merry jennifer - I have no idea what I'd get, but I'm certain it would be something for my kitchen! What else? :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    merry jennifer - I'm following you on twitter! (But you knew that!) :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:33 pm

    Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite - I just bought an icecream maker at CSN stores but I do have my eye on a mandoline…ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:33 pm

    Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite - Follow you on TwitterReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite - Of course you are in my readerReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite - And tweeted!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    Liren - Hi Brian! I really need to get my act together if I'm going to be enjoy any CSA goodness this summer. Thanks for the wonderful reminder to find one in my area!

    As for the giveaway, I actually (don't laugh) need a meat pounder! LOL. My skillets are tired of being used for grunt work!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:24 pm

    JacquelineC - Love that the CSA supports organic East Coast farms. What I wouldn't do for those strawberries right now! Those collards!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    BakingWithoutaBox - Love CSA and the possibilities!
    Thanks for your comment about LASIK and dryness. Makes me feel less like a drop addict!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    BakingWithoutaBox - Following you on TwitterReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 4:33 pm

    BakingWithoutaBox - Tweeted the giveawayReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    amanda - With the gift certificate, I would buy a coffeemaker for a friend who's moving into a new apartment soon and needs one!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    amanda - I am following you on twitter: @pesto_changoReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    amanda - I liked you on FB as well. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    amanda - I'm also subscribed on Reader!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    Joanne - I love the concept of a CSA and as soon as I have someone who will share the veggies with me (hint hint to the powers that be to find me a significant other!) I will certainly be partaking in one. Those collards sound intriguing…and delicious!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    Margie - I love seeing all the things your readers would get with the gift certificate if they were to win…..however, if the prize goes to me, I would get a new soup pot. And why you ask????? Because it's a cold, snowy winter and what is better than a big pot of hot soup!
    Time for a soup recipe here on your blog…….ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 10:02 pm

    Brenda Stewart - well I would buy way more gadget than I probably have gift certificate for. I love "pretty" food and love to cook it! I think I mainly need a good sturdy stock pot however, I have a passed through the family one that could use an upgrade 😉ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 10:12 pm

    gustofood - I'd put the gift certificate towards a DSLR camera so I could take better food photos for my blog and for the freelance articles I want to write!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 10:14 pm

    foodwanderings - Great giveaway Bri Bri I never joined a csa cause I am such a control freak but Love love the concept and idea:)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    gustofood - I already follow you on Twitter, but I tweeted about the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 10:18 pm

    gustofood - And liked and posted a link on Facebook to it.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    Mike @theflavorjunkie - Great post Brian! We need more groups like CSA.

    If I won I'd use the money towards a new immersion blender or some new cookware. Le Creuset, anyone?ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 11:10 pm

    Brenda Stewart - I already "follow" you before the contest :)ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 11:12 pm

    Brenda Stewart - I already "like" you on Facebook too. not to mention you are cute!! and not just in an "I want to win a contest" cute lol 😉ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 11:15 pm

    Brenda Stewart - I did in fact repost the contest on my page for @BuffaloOnPurpose and also @VicepresoffunReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 11:38 pm

    Elizabeth - I heart Brian :)
    But for the purposes of the giveaway, I would buy…. an immersion blender! I also heart Enterprise Farm. I know you have the CSA and it's far, but come to the market one day!!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 11:50 pm

    Brenda Stewart - well I have signed up for the google groupReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 11:51 pm

    Brenda Stewart - ok I signed up for email newsletter ..ok I think that covers it 😉ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 1:52 am

    Nisrine|Dinners and Dreams - Great system for direct buying. I will follow on Twitter. I like what I see.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 3:46 am

    Tiffany - I'm from western MA and I know that this is no small trek! What a great CSA! 😀ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:29 am

    Kita - Thanks for the great resource! I am planning to educate myself a lot more on local food and farmers for better and healthier shopping this year. This is a really helpful post.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:30 am

    Daydreamer Desserts - Hi B, I'm back! I think I might pick up some glassware if I'm lucky enough to win. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:31 am

    Daydreamer Desserts - Follow you on twitter…ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:32 am

    Daydreamer Desserts - and like you on FB :)ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:52 am

    Andrew Frishman - Mmnn. . . I LOVES me some pictures of a CSA, especially when they are real picturey.

    Si yo fuera a ganar el certificado de regalo, me gustaría donarla a un banco de comida o un refugio para indigentes.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 5:13 am

    Divya Vikram - You have amazing amazing pictures.. Lovely giveaway. I would love to buy something for my kitchen if I win!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having - Gorgeous pictures!
    I tweeted your giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having - And I already liked you on facebook :)ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:24 pm

    tastesbetterwithfriends - I tweeted your giveaway even when I thought Canadians didn't qualify!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:24 pm

    tastesbetterwithfriends - and of course, I like A Thought for Food on FBReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:30 pm

    tastesbetterwithfriends - I'd probably put it towards a good cast iron skillet that i'll have for 40 years!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:33 pm

    Gina - I can always use new kitchen gadgets! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:33 pm

    Eliana - I really need to get with it and join my local CSA. Seems so worth it to cut out the middle man and gett he freshest food possible.

    As for what I would get with this gift certificate, mama needs a new bundt pan in her life! HAHAReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Eliana - I'm a proud follower on TwitterReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Eliana - And I tweeted :)ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Eliana - And I most certainly love not like you on Facebook :)ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:41 pm

    The Small Boston Kitchen - What would I get for $40? I would get a tart pan because I don't have one and I learned how to make them this week!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    megan @ whatmegansmaking - I would put it towards an ice cream maker! :)ReplyCancel

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