The weather this year is so different from last year and it has really made a difference in the amount of produce we’re receiving. This week we got: Continue Reading →
This week’s CSA haul:
- Mustard greens
- Chinese broccoli
- Summer squash
- Slicing cucumbers – the whackadoo yellow kind
- Green onions
- Thai basil
With some of my CSA haul I made a variation of Michael Chiarello’s Fettuccine with Mustard Greens and Mushrooms. Continue Reading →
This week we got:
- Pea Tendrils
- Chinese Broccoli
- Swiss Chard
- Garlic Scapes
- Mint (which I left in the swop box, my mint plant is double-OC)
- And of course I picked up some milk at the dairy!
This year, for the first time, World Peas is offering a small share which is what we signed up for. This filled up the small (1/2 bushel) box pretty well, so I am interested to see what our yield is as the season progresses. Continue Reading →
…Until my CSA starts. I can’t wait!
I love the WorldPEAS CSA and if you are in the Merrimack Valley or Boston area, I encourage you to check it out. 18 weeks of delicious produce, some of it ethnic and unique to WorldPEAS.
WorldPEAS’s parent organization, the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project assists people with limited resources, many of them immigrants and some of them urban teens, with beginning to farm in Massachusetts. NESFP provides training, support and a market (the CSA and Lowell Farmer’s Market) to the new farmers, creating local, sustainable economic development.
Plus, they’ve introduced me to such delights as ground cherries, pigweed, spey cabbage, thai eggplant, and sweet potato greens!
I love potato leek soup – it combines all of the comfort and warmth of potatoes and soup, and what you’re left with is a big mug of win. It’s also a super-easy and quick weeknight meal, perfect for those cold fall and winter days when you just want to come home and curl up with your Snuggie and a good book… Continue Reading →
The last week, how sad. I didn’t take one of my famous “veggies on the counter” pictures this week because by the time that I got home from the cold farm and brought everything upstairs, it was all I could do to put everything away!
Fall has done its number on the farm – the leaves were in full color, the fields were mostly bare, the darkness came early, and as I mentioned before, it was COLD! Continue Reading →
Do you know what I’m lovin’ right now? My slow cooker! It makes getting supper on the table after a long day of work a snap. With a little prep, dinner’s ready to go when you get home. Continue Reading →
Week twelve already, where did the time go? In this week’s share: Continue Reading →