This week’s share included: peas, snow peas and green beans which have all been staples for a while. Summer squash made an appearance again, a few members received zucchini and the rest yellow squash. There are lots of squash on the plants, but for some reason they just aren’t growing as fast as they should be.
Beets have made their debut this season! One member’s favorite is the beet greens so I made sure that these were included. They can be sauted like any green with a little butter and onion or garlic.
Tomatoes are also a first. We have had a few small handfuls of these little yellow cherry tomatoes in the past week. There were finally enough to divvy up between our CSA members today. There was a mix of regular red tomatoes (I couldn’t find the marker, so I can’t tell you what variety specifically), red grape, yellow cherry and a few red cherry tomatoes.
I’m a bit bummed that I forgot to take a photo of this weeks share, I ended up leaving the camera in the cash box when we went to the first farmers’ market of the season in Grafton. That’s another photo opportunity that was missed, but I digress.
This weeks share included snow peas and lettuce. The plan was to include a loaf of sourdough bread, but only 2 of the 6 loaves turned out. I think it has to do with the crazy humidity we’ve been having. We also had a small quantity of shelling peas and one summer squash and one green pepper ready so it was first come first serve between bread, shelling peas, summer squash and the pepper. The abundance is just around the corner, I swear!
At this point it has become a waiting game, our spring broccoli and cauliflower has been eaten. It is too hot for spinach and the lettuce is having trouble too. Snow peas are in abundance but it’s too hot for the shelling peas and they are coming very slowly. We expect the first tomato any day now, we’ve picked 2 peppers and 2 yellow summer squash!