Tuesday, May 19, 2015
After three years participating in a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, things have changed a bit.
Gone are the days when we drove to the farm and the farmer handed over the fruits and vegetables. This spring and summer, we must do the picking.
Things have also been much more spread out this season, and we haven't been going on a weekly basis as before.
We've received about 4 dozen eggs every other week since January. The farmer does still collect those for us, which is a win!
We went twice to pick strawberries and were hoping to go more, but rain ruined the crop.
I went out one Saturday to pick eight heads of lettuce, which is a task to eat before going bad even when you share some of those with neighbors and family.
I also picked leeks, which I wasn't too sure we'd like. To my surprise, we found them quite tasty sauteed and paired with mushrooms to top a steak several weeks ago. Most of the leeks I chopped and froze for later use.
There's just one thing about picking during the summer that has me a bit apprehensive: the idea of coming across a snake. AAAAHHHHHH!!!