Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CSA week of October 11

Our sweet surprise today was a beautiful little pumpkin in our basket. The sight of this beautiful fruit sent C off into fits of glee. "Pie! Pie! Pie! We are going to make pie!" K just stared at him while he started chanting his new jingle within an inch of her face. (Side note: isn't it amazing what siblings tolerate from one another?)

As I was leaving the CSA stand, I had to snap some pictures of the presence of rain. Broad leaves and rain drops, who can resist?

While I was clicking away, I heard some shuffling off to my side and noticed four curly little tails cruising around in the corner. These are Tamworth pigs. These piggies are a special heritage breed. This is not the pork you will find in your grocery store since these breeds cannot stand up to the stresses of mass production farms. However, you can find these grass loving pigs at Heritage Farm. After reading a bit, I found that Tamworths are supposed to make the best bacon. I will have to chat with the owners to see if I can, um, agree with this statement by acquiring some when the time comes. *wink wink* Their pen has been taking a regular trip, cruising around the property so they have fresh grass. Bacon.

Ok, so here is the list of this week's beautiful gathering:

  • Bagged arugula
  • Bagged mizuna
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Flower bouquet
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Peppers: various varieties
  • Pumpkins (sugar pie)
  • Scallions
  • Tomatoes

There was a little note that this might be the last week for tomatoes. It has been a delicious and plentiful run!!


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  2. What a lovely garden! I need to take more time to cook meals with bounty like this!

  3. awesome photos! i will have to find a local CSA to join up with next year. i looked halfheartedly at the end of last year and couldn't find anything that would be less than 45 minutes away ... i would love to have something closer!!


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