Saturday, November 19, 2011

More squash and greens

The strawberry planting workshop was a success! We had so much fun. It was the first time that Guy or I had the chance to work with real farm equipment (i.e. tractors and attachments). We are used to doing all the work by hand. I can hardly wait to taste these delicious strawberries next Spring. Yum!

Here's our share for this week:
From the top left, anticlockwise: Green tomatoes, delicata squash, jalapenos (these were freebies from Farmer Jones at the market; thanks!), radishes with greens, turnip greens, daikon radishes, some kind of winter squash/pumpkin, and spicy greens mix (chard, arugula, and mustard greens).

Here's last week's haul:

From A Guy, a Girl, and a Dinner Plate
We got more spicy greens (lamb's quarter, mustard greens, and arugula).
From A Guy, a Girl, and a Dinner Plate
More delicata squash, two crookneck squash, a bunch of radishes with greens, and a late honeydew melon! That melon was the best honeydew I'd ever had. It was so ripe it could only be described as luscious.
From A Guy, a Girl, and a Dinner Plate
Turnip greens.
From A Guy, a Girl, and a Dinner Plate
A few garlic greens (I want more!), two zucchinis, a cucuzza, and a Japanese (SuYo Long) cucumber. Those cucumbers are just asking to be pickled. Too bad we only get one little guy every now and then.

Funny story about the squash blossom: we were given it as a special treat by our lovely Farmer Marie with instructions to stuff it with our homemade cheese, fry it, and post pictures. But when we went to stuff it, we found out a little caterpillar was already making it his dinner! He had destroyed the whole inner flower and it was inedible (for us, that is). Maybe next time...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

More shares!

The garden is in full swing now and our shares are pouring in.

The last two weeks we have gotten more squash, spicy greens, and turnip greens.

At market this weekend, we also bought jalapeno relish, green tomatoes, and a sweet potato from one of the other vendors, Farmer Jones. This was the first time they sold produce at the market and I really hope they come back next time.

Tomorrow morning we have a strawberry planting workshop out at the farm. Guy and I are really excited about that. As CSA members we get to participate for free!