Welcome! The Veggie-Scope is our latest and greatest creation at CSA|365. Click play on the video below to learn more or click here to start using the Veggie-Scope yourself!
One of the biggest pieces of feedback that we received from our readers was that the search feature for finding recipes and tips could be improved. This prompted us to create the CSA|365 Veggie-Scope. Veggie-Scope is a search engine that allows you to search by item. Simply click here to try it. You will be taken to a section that is broken down by fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, grains, and so on. Click on the item that you are looking for and you’ll be able to see a list of local farm ingredients to choose from. Once you find the ingredient you are looking for, simply click on it! You’ll be taken to a regularly updated page that will have a full description of tips for gardening, cooking, storing, preserving, and otherwise handling that particular item. Beneath the item description you’ll find a full recipe list of all of the recipes on CSA365 that contain that item.
Here’s the best part: On the list of recipes, you’ll see a list of the other local CSA and garden ingredients contained in each recipe. This allows for easy cross referencing and makes it easier to pick a recipe that makes the most of your current bounty.
In Veggie-Scope, if you go to the category called “Staples”, you’ll find a list of every non-CSA ingredient that you might need for EVERY recipe listed on this site. The idea is that if you went to the grocery store and stocked up on this specific list of staple items, you could then make EVERY SINGLE RECIPE on this site simply by adding the items that you receive from your local farmstand or grow in your home garden. In other words, the staples list provides the foundation, and your CSAs and gardens then become the building blocks for hundreds of wonderful meals. We hope you’ll enjoy the Veggie-Scope, please let us know what you think, or send us a recipe or tip by visiting our main page and clicking on “Get in Touch”, and thanks!