Out of the Box

Whether you are a CSA member or a farmers market devotee, we want to help you make great meals with seasonal, fresh produce. Can’t figure out what to do with those radishes or rhubarb or kohlrabi? This is the place for you.

Community-supported agriculture groups, or CSAs, are growing in popularity.

CSA members and fresh-food fans, join our 'Out of the Box' Facebook group

Ever at a loss for what to do with all the kohlrabi in your CSA box? Ever go crazy snapping up food at the farmers market and then wonder, now what? This group is for you.

Everyone is invited to our 'Out of the Box' Facebook group

June 29
Whether you are a CSA member or a farmers market devotee, we want to help you make great meals with seasonal, fresh produce. Each week, the Star Tribune will be buying a box from different CSAs and looking for the best ways to prepare the food.
Strawberry Watermelon Salsa.

Beyond tomatoes: Fruit salsas suit the season

June 22
Whether with chips or grilled meats, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this easy condiment.

Get ready for the big picnic of midsummer with new recipes

June 27
Spark up your outdoor dining with a new twist on old favorite seasonal dishes.

Look to pea shoots for extra greens

June 29
The tendrils from the plant offer a delicious treat, with a very short season.

Add fattoush, an Arabic salad, to your summer menu

June 27
This vegetable salad includes the tart flavor of the sumac spice.

How to build a better turkey burger

June 6
The key is to pan-fry the burger, rather than grilling it. And add plenty of seasonings.

Smoked Grape Tomato Tart With Rosemary and Basil

June 6
Smoked Grape Tomato Tart With Rosemary and Basil Serves 8. Note: To use smoking chips on a gas grill, you need to either buy a…

Freshen up your caprese salad with strawberries

May 30
Wait till later in the season for fresh tomatoes for this salad.

French vegetable bean soup is right for the moment

May 9
It's always time for soup, and this one taps into the ones suited for the season.

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