Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CSA in Dubai

Think of all the things Dubai is unlikely to have. Is Community Supported Agriculture on your list? It was on mine. But not anymore! Check it out!

I picked up my first box of Ripe veggies today from the neighborhood collection point. It was filled with tomatoes, part of an Indian pumpkin, zucchini, kale (!!!!!!! - that stuff is pricier than gold around here and probably more difficult to find, because at least you can get gold out of ATMs), eggplant, potatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, and parsley.

First order of business was making a toned-down zuppa toscana to put the kale in. I think some tomato sauce will be next, and maybe I'll make zucchini gratin instead of a cream-based green bean dish for Thanksgiving tomorrow. We'll see!

I am so thrilled to have these veggies delivered to my neighborhood. It took some major doing, and I am glad I have one of those awesome Get Stuff Done neighbors who made a million phone calls to bring this about.

7 comments:

Anna said...

This is Chris. I thought CSA was for the Confederate States of America. I thought maybe there was a historical society or that the politics of a Confederate government were of special interest in Dubai and the UAE. But vegetables are cool too. I hope you get great recipes, and may none of them rot on you.

Amira said...

That is amazing.

Suzanne Bubnash said...

How delightful. Living in a food desert is hard, and CSA to the rescue! Bountiful Baskets is another one that accomplishes the same thing, at least in parts of the Western US.

Crys said...

Lovely!

Liz Johnson said...

THEY DELIVER?! That's incredible. I am in awe!

Bridget said...

Chris, sorry this was about kale instead of politics!

Yes, Liz, they deliver to a collection point for free, or home delivery for a fee but only in certain areas. I think. We got lucky because they started delivering to a couple of schools near here and my neighbor was like "as long as you're in the area..." and they said yes!

Hannah said...

That's great! I'll admit that I'm pretty envious, though. I'm pretty sure that no kale exists in the entire nation of Kazakhstan.

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