What’s on my plate?

I LOVE this time of year! The weather is getting a little cooler, school is starting. . .a time for re-prioritizing and new beginnings, its officially apple season (my favorite fruit), and there is an incredible abundance of local fruit and vegetables. What’s not to love?

If you have a garden, CSA (community supported agriculture) share, or have been to the farmers’ market lately, you KNOW its harvest season. While the incredible quantity and variety of produce is awesome, it can also be a bit overwhelming. What on earth do you do with all of those veggies???

For example, this is what was in our CSA share this week (if you’re curious, we are members of the Full Plate Collective and the Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl in Ithaca, NY):

  • WatermelonsCSA Vegetable Share
  • Cauliflower
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Tomatoes
  • Baby kale
  • Kohlrabi

What will I do with all of these veggies? Eat them! Combined with a few leftover veggies from last week like cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, and beets, here are some recipes that made their way onto our meal plan and plates last week or will make an appearance this week:

Be creative and eat those veggies! They are loaded with the most vitamins and minerals shortly after they are picked. As they lost freshness, their nutritional value diminishes as well. What’s on YOUR plate this week? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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