Second week CSA

A tiny amount of turnips and broccoli again this week! We also got two kinds of lettuce (and I might be starting to be able to identify at least the New Red Fire varietal) and early strawberries! The e-mail from the folks on the farm says that early strawberries tend to be significantly less sweet, so they’re ideal for making jams and preserves. If we’d gotten more of them, I’d be all over that, just to see if a friend who always finds strawberry jam too sweet would like early strawberry jam.

Alas (just kidding!), there’s only enough for the two of us to eat like ravenous beasts. Heartbreaking.… Continue reading →

About our CSA

As mentioned in the “About” section, Bill and I have a small share (5/9 bushel per week) in “Tomato Mountain Farm’s CSA program”: So far, we’ve had one delivery and we’ve been enjoying it immensely. Mostly it was lettuces, which have made for many delicious salads so far. We’ll get the next share Monday, 7 June 2010.

The CSA share, of course, is a very large part of what catalyzed this blog from “pipe dream” to “active reality”. As such, we feel it only appropriate to catalog what we get with you each week, as well as to link to the program at every possible turn (partially because their Sun Gold Tomatoes are amazing, and you will regret not eating them if you’re in the Chicago area and not buying them when they hit the farmers’ market).… Continue reading →