CSA ’14: Week 6

What an exciting week in CSA-land! Temperatures up here are starting to creep up, which means that more variety is on its way. Vegetables are finally starting to grow!

In our own garden, we harvested a gallon-sized Ziploc bag of peas, and a gallon plus a half of green beans. With more to come! Tonight the game plan is to cut up the green beans and throw them in the deep freeze. We also harvested our first tomatoes…now if we can just keep the weeds down, we’ll be in business.

Here’s what arrived in our CSA this week. Mike got to (once again) pick it up, since I had band camp and couldn’t go earlier in the day:

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  • kale – we sautéed it with olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes
  • plenty of Italian parsley (thanks to our market master, I have a plan for how to use it!)
  • beets
  • a tomato! YAY!
  • red cabbage
  • broccoli
  • swiss chard – I chopped this and boiled it with linguine, and served it with homemade pesto
  • red leaf lettuce
  • onions
  • CORN!!!!

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this past weekend and went out to eat a little too much – so I still have a significant amount of produce to go through before our next box on Tuesday. Thankfully, I have Monday off and Tuesday morning to tackle the bounty and get ready for even more fresh produce!

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