Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CSA 2010: Week 3

In the CSA this week we got:
- Radishes and lots of lettuce bunches used in a big salad for our 4th of July BBQ
- Garlic scapes used in a steak tip marinade and they were served with Beets. The beet greens and remainder of the scaped will likely be stir fried.
- Asian greens blend an Kale which I plan on stir frying
- Snow Peas, Snap Peas and Shell peas that I just eat raw as a snack until they are gone. I love these!
- Red raspberries which are Sue's favorite snack
- Cilantro and Parsley which honestly I never us all of, but they smell very nice

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fruit in the Yard

The apples and blueberries that I planted last summer are producing some fruit. Here is one of the half-dozen-or-so red delicious apples growing right now:
And this is one of the 6 blueberry bushes that is starting to yield a few ripe berries:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

CSA Week 2: 2010

Week 2 of the CSA included the following:
· Cilantro
· Chard
· Lettuce
· Collards
· Onions
· Radishes
· Dill
· Blizzard snow and sugar ann snap peas

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CSA Week 1: 2010

Week 1 of our CSA has finally arrived from Many Hands Organic Farm. As expected, it is very green heavy. It included 2 bunches of green onions, some sort of Chinese cabbage, namy heads of lettuce, kale, beet greens (with a few small beets mixed in), garlic scapes, spearmint, peppermint, and strawberries.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Today, the family returned to Tougas farm to pick Strawberies.
This year we only had to walk a couple hundred yard to the fields where they were picking and spend about 30 minutes our in the field.
We picked just shy of 13 pounds.
Sue froze 2 cookie sheets worth of berries (2 - 3) quarts and tomorrow I plan to make Jam. I have a feeling that the 13 pounds will be gone before we know it!