Friday, July 23, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday - A Trip to the Farm!

Since I've had a few folks ask about it, I wanted to take you on a little "tour" of the CSA farm Michelle and I belong to! 

So, welcome to....





When you arrive at the farm, Beth Weaver-Kreider is usually sitting outside of her garage with her adorable kiddos running around enjoying their beautiful farm!  You sign in, and check out what there is for this week!  It's set up similar to a market, with the produce in bins and signs telling how much each share gets.


This week we got:
4 lbs. of tomatoes (about 6 tomatoes each! YUM!)

1 tomatillo (which I haven't figured out what to do with yet - suggestions?)

1 eggplant

1 summer squash

1 box of cherry tomatoes
...and not pictured, 1 green pepper, 1 jalepeno, blue potatoes, lettuce, and basil.

Plus, there is always the table of "extras" - the veggies that are bruised, too small, or have other blemishes making them not fit for a share.  I like to grab from this table for different recipes when it doesn't matter what the vegetable looks like!

But, one of my favorite parts of this farm is the flower fields where you can pick a bouquet of beautiful flowers to bring home!


So, there you have it - a quick tour of my favorite Friday venue!



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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to join one! Do you also have to work a certain number of hours at this farm? I have found some CSAs that require work hours also.

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  2. You can use tomatillo in fresh salsa!

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  3. You can also let tomatillo get a little soft. Then when the neighbors get a little to loud throw it at their house, car, dog, or children. I would not suggest that you throw it at the neighbors themselves beacuse thay may beat the crap out of you.

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