Hello everyone! Yikes, it’s been a while. The past two weeks have been insane, with our amazing trip to Colorado, and the wrap up of marching season 🙂 It’s hard to believe that we’re already more than halfway through the month of October. Where does the time go? A colleague & I were talking yesterday and we concluded how weird it is that the days are slow, yet the weeks fly by.
I’m a little past due in blogging about our last few CSAs, so consider this a 2-for-1 post 🙂
CSA Week 17
We received a baking pumpkin, two heads of lettuce, kohlrabi, garlic, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, acorn squash, and peppers. (For the record, when I spread out our CSA to check the goods, take a picture, etc., the gatos waste no time inspecting everything and seeing if anything is worth tasting. Bandit made it his job that evening to examine the cabbage.)
Since we were leaving the next evening for our vacation, I tried to package up everything as best as I could for storage. I was pretty thankful that the lettuce lasted several days after I cut, washed it, and bagged it- it made for a quick and easy taco salad on Monday night.
CSA Week 18 – The final week for 2012 😦
We received more lettuce, peppers, purple cauliflower!, garlic, kohlrabi, a tomato, kale, and butternut squashes.
I am really glad that the squashes will keep for a while, so I don’t have to rush into using them right away. Most of these items are still in my fridge today; I had an extremely hectic week at school and a lot of the more intensive cooking I enjoy doing was put to the side. But that’s what weekends are for, right? 🙂
Overall, I really enjoyed participating in a CSA this summer. Since my personal vegetable garden did not do as well as I’d hoped, it was really nice to receive locally grown produce once a week all summer . I am glad that we were able to support a local farm – and I can’t wait to do this again next year!