That being said, one of the main goals of being part of a CSA, for me at least, is to eat what's in season (a.k.a. what is in the CSA) and eat from what's in the pantry. I prepared them like I would any other dried beans, you can read more about that here, and then threw them in a skillet with other things we had lying around, and it turned out to be a great side or even a main if you are vegetarian.
So easy, and so friendly on the wallet! Head over to Food Snob STL to get the recipe and leave me a comment. How do you make black eyed peas?