I've had some puff pastry in my freezer for a while. Anyone else out there buy puff pastry and not know exactly what the plan is? That's what happened here. I also have an abundance of amazing organic vegetables from my Clark Farm Summer CSA share. I thought a roasted veggie tart with leeks and goat cheese was the perfect way to utilize my veggies.
Community Supported Agriculture: A Great Way to Support Local Farmers
But before I get into that, I would like to welcome you to Season 2 of my Community Supported Agriculture Series. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is all about supporting local farms by buying a share of their harvest before the growing season and receiving farm fresh produce every week for a certain period of time. As I did last year, I purchased a summer farm share at Clark Farm in Carlisle, MA.
Each week I arrive at the farm to pick up amazing fresh salad greens, kale, swiss chard, napa cabbage, carrots, broccolini, strawberries, zucchini, and so much more. It’s such a relaxing summer ritual and I truly enjoy knowing I’m eating healthy, organic veggies that were locally grown.
I highly encourage you to look into any CSA opportunities within your community. I know it can get a little pricey depending on where you are. However, you can always split a share with a friend and make it your weekly “thing” to pick up your CSA together. I did this years ago with a friend of mine and we loved it. Most farms offer different size shares to suit different needs.
Are you local here in Massachusetts in the Carlisle/Lexington/Concord area? Great! If you don’t have a CSA share, you can still enjoy the amazing organic vegetables of Clark Farm by visiting the Clark Farm Market in Carlisle, MA.
Roasted Veggie Tart is a Scrumptious Anytime Meal or Snack
For this recipe, I used my organic zucchini, summer squash, carrots, sage and thyme from Clark Farm. Making this roasted veggie tart with leeks and goat cheese takes a little time, but the steps are very easy. And using a store-bought dough is key. No muss, no fuss - just open the package and unfold the dough. It's delicious. I usually use Pepperidge Farm because I think they have the best quality.
This summer at Clark Farm we have received an abundance of absolutely incredible zucchini, summer squash and carrots. As you can imagine, I've been eating a lot of vegetables these days and there are so many ways to prepare them! I love that this tart can be an anytime meal or even just something you keep in the fridge to snack on. I ate a couple pieces cold and loved it just as much as right out of the oven.
Here's How to Make An Awesome Roasted Veggie Tart
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- Incredible Zucchini & Summer Squash Gratin
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