Oh, Say, Can You CSA? 2009, Week 3
The Lady Bountiful's weekly CSA newsletter arrived in my emailbox early this morning -- always a good start to the day! She listed the produce we'd be picking up today and added news about the farm and little tidbits of useful information.
For example, in letting us know that we'd be getting garlic scapes today, she noted that the garlic scapes must be removed from the garlic stalk in order for the bulb to develop fully. I hadn't realized that, so I'll have to make sure I collect all the curls from the tops of the garlic in my garden.
When we arrived to pick up produce this afternoon, I had the chance to say hello to Tara (hello, Tara!) and enjoy a little chat with her before she headed out -- always a highlight! And My Dear Papa gathered our produce as he waited patiently for me.
We had a richly colored assortment of produce to enjoy:
--two quarts of strawberries (one for each of us)
--a bunch of Swiss chard (for my folks)
--a bag of lettuce (also for my folks; I have plenty from the garden)
--a bag of spinach (mine)
--a bag of arugula (mine)
--a bag of garlic scapes (all mine!)
That's still a lot of greens for me, since I'm still working through lettuce and chard from the garden. But the Lady included a recipe for arugula pesto that might be worth a try as well as the suggestion to add the greens to roasted potatoes or steamed vegetables. (Now, if only I had some potatoes!)
But hey, I am not complaining about good food, especially since I also got some delicious strawberries out of the deal!
Now, I just have to eat (or preserve) it all.
And we'll CSA you again next week!