Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring and a Grainy Day CSA

This is how I feel about the weather lately and it being the first day of spring! Woop!
tank and shorts from Tommie Copper, socks Vim n Vigr, shoes Altra Torins
It felt so good to get home from work yesterday to have the time for a short run and to be able to run in shorts and a tank.

I also had a package in the mail I was excited about. A Grainy Day box.  I recently met the owner of Prairie Heritage Farm from Power MT and when I heard about the Grainy Day CSA box they sell I was intrigued.

So what is it anyway?
Prairie Heritage Farm's new Grainy Day Box is a subscription program that delivers organic, family-farmed heritage and ancient grains and fresh flour right to your door each month
Depending on what options you choose, you will receive 2 to 4 pounds of our unique, certified organic, heritage and ancient grains and flour once a month. You can sign up for just one month or you can subscribe for 12 months, 6 months or 3 months.
Each month we vary the grain, but you will receive Sonora Heritage Wheat, Prairie Farro, Bronze Barley, Black Lentils, or fresh flour.
Here is what I found when I opened the box

and inside was the Bronze Barley and the Black Lentils with a note describing the grains, a note about Prairie Heritage Farm and two recipe cards.

I am excited to try out the recipes for lentil curry and barley with bananas, walnuts and dried cranberries. Additional recipes are listed on their website that can be found HERE

I signed up for three months and am really looking forward to trying the farro for some reason.

My little cowgirl is also very excited about spring and can't wait to take her horse out chasing cows this weekend!  I am not sure Shorty looks as enthused.

Is it acting spring like where you are?
Ever tried ancient grains or been a part of a CSA?


  1. Shorty's face is hilarious. No, it is not acting like spring here. It is snowing. It is very rude and I am jealous of your sunshine. Please share ;)

  2. I love this idea! Probably the coolest of the "box" ideas I've heard yet. I have done CSAs in the past and they're lots of fun.

    Send me that sunshine, please!

  3. I got to run in shorts and a tank earlier this week. It was glorious. Too bad it might snow today. Aw, spring in Ohio!

  4. Great post, Christy!! After you try a few recipes with your grains, I'd love to hear what you think about the taste, ease of cooking, etc. I need to get on board with the Grainy Day subscription, too.

    The weather up here has been pretty awesome, too! Yesterday I neglected to observe the temperature before heading out for a run and I was WAY overdressed! Here's to spring temps! :)

  5. My family is not lovers of grain unless it's white. We tried quinoa the other night and it received a giant thumbs down. Sigh...

  6. That's an excellent way to try cooking with different kinds of grains! Maybe Shorty is just camera shy.

  7. Great picture! I can't believe how high you can jump!


  8. What a cool idea! I've done a regular CSA before, and I'm signed up for it again this year, but it's never had any grains.


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