Kevin & I joined a community shared agriculture (CSA) program this year and were very happily surprised to get our first share at the beginning of June. My post about our lack of a garden and which farm we chose can be found here.
It is week 3 of the 22 week season, and I must say our fridge is overflowing with greens! We have bok choy, leaf lettuce, spinach and mixed mustard greens vying for attention in the crisper as I write. It’s hard to decide who to devote your attention to, especially as not all the greens have a terribly long fridge life.
Gigantic salads seem to be the order of the week. I think we’ll see how far we can take this before we can’t stand to look at another leaf. Luckily the greens were accompanied by radishes, small turnips, kohlrabi and green onions to make a salad a bit more interesting. I never would have thought a turnip would be tasty in a salad, but these are crisp and sweet, nothing like the bitter mash that is inevitably served at holiday dinners.
It sounds like the share will evolve over time, and not always be so “green.” I’m looking forward to the appearance of carrots, beets, and peas. We’re also growing some treats on our back patio: tomatoes, red peppers, spinach and every herb you can imagine. So far the basil and mint have gone wild. My next post should be about pizza and mojitos! Going local on those will be no problem.
Cheers to many tasty summertime salads to come!