Joy! Look at the colors! So festive, so summer!
As I headed to Orchard Gardens to pick up this week’s share, Yellow Dog’s ears flapping in the breeze in the backseat, I was proud of us. The only leftovers from last week’s pickup – ½ head of bok choy, two scapes, four beets and ½ bunch cilantro – languished in our fridge, still crisp and happy. Nothing had gone bad, nothing had gotten tossed in the compost bin. I only hope we can keep that up throughout the summer, as we both get busier at work the hotter and drier summer becomes.
This week’s share was laid out in an eye-appealing arrangement on a table in the Orchard Garden’s barn while my farmers, Linda and Sarah, had a hula hoop contest with some pals outside. They invited me to join them – but the only place I hula hoop is on the Wii.
Here’s this week’s haul:
Clockwise from the left: snow peas, scallions, two heads romaine lettuce, yellow squash, zuchinni, sugar snap peas, flat leaf parsley, patty pan squash, carrots, beets, basil, cabbage.
I’m a little brain dead as far as exactly what I’m going to do with it all this week – I have visions of roasted squash, pesto, shredded cabbage on top of carnitas, munching carrots as snacks, salads, and more stir fries. I’ll blog about it as I go!