’til next year CSA!

[waves goodbye]

today I picked up our last CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for the year.  not like our most favored California brethren, whose growing season spans all year, here in the Bluegrass we have now to wait until April for our locally grown harvest.

the last of the locally-grown veggies

the last of the locally-grown veggies

butternut and spaghetti squashes,  sweet potatoes, green peppers, kale, garlic, tomatoes (!this late), rosemary and sage.

been a bit of a strange growing season – too much rain at the beginning, too hot in July-August… this is my 6th year participating in the CSA and I’ve learned that every season has their own challenges and problems, but it is nice to experience how the local weather affects the local harvest.

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best. breakfast. ever

fresh (picked this morning), organic raspberries

delicious.

I didn't get them all for myself, though.  had to share with this guy

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CSA week 8 – July 4 2008

happy 4th! 

broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, garlic scapes, green zucchini and yellow crookneck squashes, daikon radish, swiss chard.       
tons of stuff.  this early in the season I'm already sick of the squashes – not too fond of them to begin with.

the daikon should be interesting. the only way I've ever had it is shredded, a garnish in a sushi plate.

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CSA week 6 – June 20, 2008

the produce for this week:

summer squash (zucchini and crookneck), garlic scapes, beets, snow peas, curly-leaf lettuce, spinach.

since the cats decided not to make an appearance this week, I leave with a close-up of the lovely garlic scapes (which are, alas, no more:  made a killer pesto of them yesterday)

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CSA week 5 – June 13 2008

I think week 5 is green week

romaine and curly green-leaf lettuces, basil, broccoli, spinach, sugar snap peas

this week's star turn is Steven Elizabeth's

yes, he eats broccoli. and munches on lettuce leaves. but what he truly goes insane for are green beans.
should be fun later in the summer.

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CSA week 4 – June 6 2008

on week 4, the basket had

[imagine a counter covered in produce]*

green leaf and red oak lettuces, spinach, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, and a fourth week of strawberries.

here's a picture of Hank's from last week so the post doesn't look so b&w


* I was out of town that day and my lovely mom picked up the produce for me.  I didn't want to burden her further by asking for pictures

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