Friday, June 12, 2009

Your Local Harvest

I was so excited this week to get our first share from our CSA. This is the second year we have gone with Wayward Seed Farm, and we love it! We have tried others that we enjoyed but in our opinion this has suited our family the best. This week we got 3 quarts of strawberries, a huge bags of mixed greens, two bags of red pac choi, some evergreen hardy scallions, cilantro and hakurei turnips. The best thing this year is they started handing out recipe cards with your share. Which was so exciting for me because i had no idea what to do with two bags of red pac choi! So I made from one of the recipe cards Red Pac Choi and Evergreen Hardy Scallion Frittata. It was amazing... my 3 year-old and 1 1/2 year-old even liked it! If you want the recipe let me know and i will pass it along. We also went strawberry picking this week and although we had a lot of fun we didn't come home with as many as i would have hoped for. They said it wasn't as good of a crop this year? I don't know. But, i did get to make my first strawberry pie! I would be curious to know of others experience with the pick-your-own deal. What crops you go out for and which farms you prefer. This was my first year picking strawberries. I wouldn't mind trying other stuff too if it seems worth it. Not easy bringing all three kids... rowen was on my back but didn't enjoy it every time i bent over to pick the strawberries. I would also love it if you all would be interested in sharing recipes this summer... whether it from the produce you get from your CSA or the stuff from your backyard! Hope to hear from you all!