Sunday, September 12, 2010

Farm share week 15

In this week's box:
  • Corn: 5 lbs
  • Rainbow chard: 1.25 lbs
  • Eggplant: 1 lb
  • Tomatoes: 1.5 lbs
  • Green pepper: 0.75 lb
  • Apples!: 2 lbs
  • Beets: 1 lb
  • Onions: 1.25 lbs
  • Carrots: 2.5 lbs
  • Parsley: 0.5 lb
This was the biggest shipment to date -- 16.75 pounds! I haven't gotten around to cooking last week's corn yet, and now we have TEN ears of corn. That's a lot of corn, even for two people who really like corn!  Thinking of making a creamed corn dish.  Still with the eggplant and green pepper, although I notice that this week's green pepper is ripening into orange, which perhaps signals that the green pepper shipments will be ending soon.

I'm really excited to get the first of this season's apples -- they're early Macintoshes, according to this week's newsletter (PDF). I used to buy apples at the store every week and had an apple for an afternoon snack every day at work, but this year I've been trying to be more conscious about buying things that are in season. In case you thought apples grew on trees all year round in North America, keep in mind that most of the apples marked USA that you see in the stores have been sitting around in special climate-controlled warehouses for most of the year. (And also why you see apples from New Zealand for a lot of the year; you know, their fall is our spring and all that.)  So, this is all to say that I haven't had an apple in a while.  Abstaining from things not in season does make one appreciate them more when they ARE in season, I think.

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