Friday, July 19, 2013

Real Life CSA: week 7, produce

This week was a great share, with lots of variety and the firsts of a few things we haven't seen yet this year.

First of all, blueberries. July, organic blueberries. Enough said.

I'm going to attempt kale chips again before this kale wilts. Either that or some kind of green smoothie, which I've always wanted to experiment with. First yellow squash of the year, which is exciting - really good grilled in planks. Tomatoes are always welcome at this time of year.

This cabbage is beautiful and firm. As soon as I saw it, I thought sweet and sour cabbage.

First green beans of the year are exciting and will be delicious blanched. Leaf lettuce and green onions will go in this week's salad. 

Thinking about making refrigerator pickles with these cukes since there's not enough to can. The only kind of pickles I like are homemade anyway.

We've also got more basil that we can handle at this point, with three different types growing in our own garden and it coming in heavy in the CSA. Going to have to make pesto to freeze or freeze it on its own with a little olive oil.

Don't forget that Clarion River Organics is doing a peak of the season, 6-week CSA, which is a great way to get introduced to the CSA model and determine if it's right for you. If you can keep up with a peak of the season share, you can keep up with one for the entire summer!

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