The mass amount of rain had a big effect on many Kentucky farms so our first share wasn't as plentiful as Grasshopper's had hoped for us. But you know... that's also the risk you take with joining a CSA. You benefit when the farmers benefit. But you also go through the sparse times also. I think it kind of gives you perspective of how the weather really effects the produce we receive. Me? I'm not complaining at all, because I definitely appreciate all that our local farms do for us and I'm happy to get anything and support our farmers!
Grasshopper's Distribution does a good job with substituting some canned produce in these times, so we're very lucky either way!
So this was our box this week...
- green onions
- mixed greens
- head lettuce (which still had the roots attached so I chopped the top off and planted the root part in my garden... all you avid gardeners out there - was that a good idea or am I just a novice idiot? lol)
- pint of strawberries
- bunch of swiss chard
- bottle of Bourbon Barrel Foods Soy Sauce
- jar of pumpkin butter
- jar of salsa
|All locally made products!|
|Some beautiful strawberries!|
So yeah, that was our haul this week. You guys have any recipe ideas for me? I'm in the process of making some strawberry shortcakes with some of those strawberries, so that should be delicious!
If you guys received a CSA this week, what did you end up getting? I'd love to have a weekly round-up of your CSA goodies (if you participate in one), or even if you made a weekly visit to your Farmer's market - I'd love to see the local produce everyone gets! So feel free to e-mail a snapshot of your goods (as well as your name and blog title (and don't worry if you don't have a blog, your name will be just fine!) as well as link to your blog) at mtlabor85 (at) yahoo (dot) com and I'll post them in next Thursday's CSA post!