Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #4, July 2017

This post is a bit tardy, as I have been completely obsessed with preparing myself for the return of Game of Thrones this Sunday night. When I say obsessed, I mean binge-watching Season 6 so I can remember all the absolutely awesome stuff that happened, and all the horrific evil stuff that happened, and to remember who is on whose side, for the moment (Lord Baelish, I’m looking at you). I did go to the Farmers Market last Saturday, and pick up my CSA share Tuesday, and here are the photos to prove it.

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As you can see in the first photo, the Farmers Market yielded a wide variety of seasonal local produce. The granola and mint patties are becoming a staple, and I picked up another African chile relish to try, a milder one (all things being relative). We have seen the last of local strawberries this year, but other fruits are coming in quickly to take their place. I would not be surprised to see some plums and peaches tomorrow at the Market.

The CSA share is transitioning as well. Instead of baby salad greens, we now have full-on heads of lettuce and chinese cabbage. The kale and swiss chard are still looking great, and squashes and pickling cucumbers have arrived, as have garlic scapes, which I love using instead of garlic in stir-fry, pesto, and pasta sauces. They have a milder garlic flavor than cloves from a bulb of garlic, and that lovely green color. In order to clear out the leafy greens from last week’s share, I blanched and froze kale and swiss chard this week. They will be welcome additions to winter soups.

Winter is coming.

I’ll show myself out.

 

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