Spring Salad with Radishes

PlatedColor.com-SpringRadishSalad-1aExcitement is an understatement for the CSA season. Wait, over. The Bloomsbury Farm half-share CSA will be gracing my home every other week through October. Bloomsbury goes above and beyond the extra mile, making every basket special. I love the beautiful arrangement, it's what made my love for eating clean intensify last year. The winter was long, butternut squash held me over. But, now I can't wait to dig my hands into some fresh spring and early summer veggies!

I threw together a basic salad this week, inspired by the radishes from Bloomsbury Farms. I was just in Colorado celebrating a friend and hosting a baby shower (a long awaited baby is going to grace our lives in September and I can't wait to continue my "aunt" status!) So, coming back into town, and a heavy workload, I needed a simple salad. Just toss the ingredients together with your favorite dressing (I use my faithful staple: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a little salt & pep).

INGREDIENTS + mixed greens (Norton Family Farm) + 1 radish, sliced thinly (Bloomsbury Farm) + 1 carrot, diced (Kirkview Farm) + cucumber, halved + raw pine nuts + 1 hard boiled egg, halved and peppered (Bloomsbury Farm)

Join in the CSA fun with me as I share with you what comes in my basket, what I'm learning to make for the first time, and how I handle what can seem like a daunting amount of vegetables. A special giveaway is in the works for September (while TJ and I take our five year anniversary trip, someone will get our bi-weekly bushel)! It's not too late to sign up for your CSA from Bloomsbury this year. Click here to sign up for a Full Share CSA ($32 a box for 24 distributions through October or Half Share for 12 distributions). They have pick-up locations in downtown Franklin at the Frankin Farmer's Market, the Nashville Farmer's Market, West End Farmer's Market and the YMCA in Smyrna.

Like I said in the beginning, excitement is an understatement. Happy day!

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