Thursday, June 2, 2011

It’s Farming Season in the Northeast

For the first time this year my family joined a Community Supported Agriculture project. We had been on the waiting list for years, and I jumped at the chance to join when out name came up. After weeks of wondering about what it would be like, and worrying about whether I would know what to do with a rutabga or bok choy, I picked up my first stash this week.

Here’s just a sample of what I got to take home this week. I armed myself with a couple of veggie cookbooks, and I’m ready to steam and mash that rutabaga.

I am really looking forward to fresh greens every week, but I’m most looking forward to the pick-your-own berries. I’m dreaming about fresh raspberry crisp, and homemade jams, and blueberry muffins. Don't those strawberries look juicy? I only got to pick a few this week, but guess what I'm having for dessert?

Do you belong to a farm project or grow your own? What’s your favorite summer crop?

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