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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CSA--week 1

For those of you who are relatively new to the blog, each summer we join a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to get fresh veggies that are locally grown.  Yum!  It has been a great experience and certainly has expanded our repertoire in the veg department (never had eaten a kohlrabi, aka the UFO-looking vegetable), until last summer!  Our CSA is primarily veggies, but sometimes we'll get some fruit, honey, maple syrup, etc. thrown into the mix. We sign up for a 1/2 share which I find is plenty for our family of 3.  I still end up supplementing with some additional vegetables throughout the week, but overall, it is more than enough.
The local scene.
Each week they have different musical entertainment.
Our pick-up date is Wednesdays evenings, on our local library's front porch.  I usually teach my Centergy class on that night, but tonight was able to go for the first one.  Yeah :)  Even with all the rain that we had this spring (it seriously put a hurt on the farmers and their ability to plant), we still got a decent share:  lettuce, garlic scapes, green onions, 5lbs wheat flour, soup beans, apple butter, fresh oregano, and drum-roll please....strawberries!!
One sweaty little miss!
After a much needed bath (Mother Nature seemed to miss the memo about spring and after dumping a gazillion gallons of water, did a 180 degree switch and turned up the heat to 96), Daddy made a tried and true summer time treat--strawberry shortcakes!  What a great way to end the day :)

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