July 29, 2011

CSA bounty

The CSA we belong to is beginning to produce veggies like crazy!

Last week's box included a butternut squash, green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, hot peppers, summer squash and zucchini.  And a prickly veggie that I haven't quite identified, which is maybe a Japanese cucumber?

Mystery vegetable at lower right.

This week we got sweet corn (yay!),  okra both great and small (boo!), butternut squash, an eggplant, a green pepper, potatoes, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers and peaches.  I've noticed several farm stands in our little town with sweet corn, but I have trouble paying $5 for a dozen ears.  Or $6 a dozen for the locally-grown sweet corn at the grocery store! I love, love, LOVE sweet corn- but wasn't it around $3.50 - $4.00 a dozen just last year?

On the home front, the raspberry bushes seem to be done, the broccoli is not liking the extreme heat and is starting to bolt faster than we can cut it, and the cherry and grape tomatoes are bearing heavily.  The grapes are continuing to grow, but are still green as peas in a pod.

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