No produce on the counter photo this week, Gist was kind enough to pick up the CSA and put it away all while I took a nap. Instead I am showing off this sunflower that I grew with my own hands. This is my third year of container gardening on my balcony and, up until now, I have never been able to grow a flower from seed.
This week’s share contained: Continue reading
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!