Saturday, October 10, 2009

CSA Week 6

One of the benefits to being a member of a CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm is that you know more about your food. And you know more about what did not become your food. Picking up our share today from the Orchard Pond Organics stand at the farmers' market, I learned from Lydia that the entire new crops of broccoli and carrots were killed by the unusually high heat. When your produce is grown around the country and hemisphere, local weather and climate conditions have less influence on what is available at the supermarket. When your food is local, the impact is more discernible. 

Our week six share includes:

  • Okra (Hmmm. I'm running out of ideas. Gumbo may be in order.)
  • Mustard greens (Found a fascinating recipe we'll try.)
  • Rutabaga and turnip leaves
  • Collard greens
  • Baby arugula (We'll likely revisit fresh salads.)
Chuck conducted her weekly appraisal. Everything passed with flying colors either as edible

or as a potential toy. (Yes, that's okra.)

These action shots are intended to cause my younger sister (read: not a cat person) further distress that we allow Chuck to investigate the produce. 

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Pam said...

I love the picture of Chuck with the the okra!

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