Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tagge's CSA


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tagge's CSA

Cabbage, carrots, green onions, beets, apricots, 2 kinds of cherries, zucchini & a bonus jar of peach salsa.

Corn, green onions, green beans, beets, zucchini, cherries, apricots & raspberries.

Carrots, corn, swiss chard, green onions, beets, zucchini, squash, cabbage, green beans, garlic, basil, apricots, peaches & blackberries.

Red & green cabbage, romaine, green onions, carrots, cucumbers, beets, corn, purple fiesta fingerling potatoes, peaches, plums & blackberries.

Corn, zucchini, yellow squash, turnips, carrots, jalepenos, chile pepper, fingerling potatoes, plums, peaches, cantaloupe & blackberries.

2 varieties of peaches, pears, cantaloupe, corn, garlic, okra, 2 varieties of peppers, zuccini, yellow squash, tomatoes & green beans.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tagge's CSA- Want to Join?

Hey Friends, I'm looking for at least 9 other people to do Tagge's CSA with me.

What is a CSA you ask?
From the Tagge's website:

CSA programs help local farmers by deferring their common early season farming costs. Over the years it’s been proven when both the farmer and the consumer anticipate each season’s harvest together, the overall success of the harvest is greatly increased. The result is more bountiful harvest at a lower cost to the consumer.

Here’s How It Works: As a CSA Share Holder you will receive a specially packed box of fresh fruits and vegetable each week, for 15 weeks. We will start the week of July 4th and continue until the week of October 10th, 2012. Boxes in July and early August will not have as many varieties of fruits and vegetables due to the Utah growing season, but in August and especially September your membership box will overflow with different varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on our farm.

I did it last year and was really pleased.

What I liked:
-Local pickup
-Local grown fruits and vegetables
-Great overall value
-Feel good about helping out farmer's

What I didn't like:
-Have to pay all up front (but that is kind of the point)
-You don't know what you'll be getting (but that is kind of fun)

 Let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Utah Case Lot Sales

It's case lot time again. The woman at Prepared LDS Family has updated her comprehensive list of prices going on this season. If you're planning on stocking up on anything, you should definitely check it out.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CSA: Tagge's Farms

I haven't been doing Bountiful Baskets the last few weeks. For the last 3 I've been trying something new. Back in April I bought a "half share" from Tagge's Famous Fruit. I prepaid for 15 weeks of fruits and veggies grown right here in the state. It worked out to $18.33 a week (compared to $16.50 with BB). The items are organically grown though, so if you're in to that, this might be the way to go. Here are the items we've received thus far:

Week #1

Week #2

Week #3

My kids have enjoyed all the cherries (especially the baby who eats the pits!). I've been sauteing all the greens and using them in various pasta and rice dishes, which I've enjoyed.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Using up all the Chicken

Every time I buy a 40 lb box of chicken I trim it, bag it, and throw it in the freezer, scraps are trashed. Last time I did this I later read this on Pinching Your I determined to not waste those scraps again.

Yesterday I purchased a 40 lb box of boneless, skinless chicken breasts at the Springville Reams ($1.48 lb). I did my usual trim and bag, but this time I saved all my scraps for broth. So fun to use it all up.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Homemade Mixes

Tightwad Mom's Frugal Forum blog has links to the following homemade mixes-

Spice Blends:
Dry Onion Soup Mix
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Taco Seasoning
Ranch Dressing Mix
Chili Seasoning Mix

Convenience Foods:
Home Made Pancake Syrup
Bagel Bite Pizzas
Crockpot Refried Beans
Frozen Fudge Pops
Frozen Smoothie Pops
Sweet and Condensed Milk
Granola Bars

Pancake Mix
Oatmeal Pancake Mix
Corn Muffin Mix
Muffin Mix
Hot Roll Mix
Hot Cocoa Mix
Yellow Cake Mix
Chocolate Cake Mix