Back in the dark days of February we signed up for a CSA (community supported agriculture) or farm-share. The concept is this: you buy and pay in advance for a number of shares from a farmer. Then you get that percentage of what the farmer grows. The farm has a bumper year? So do you. They have a bad year? You don’t get as much. But it ends up being a weekly surprise box of produce, and a challenge to figure out how to eat it all.
I really lucked out with this farm share. We’re going with Farmer Dave. Often with farm shares you need to drive to a central pickup location to get your produce. That central pickup location HAPPENS to be my office building. So basically, on Tuesdays I’ll pick up a huge box of produce that was most likely picked this morning.
So here’s today’s haul:
1 gigantic head of green leaf lettuce
1 bunch garlic scapes (like scallions, but from garlic)
1 enormous bunch radishes (anyone have any recipe recommendations?)
1 large bunch of spinach
1 large bunch of arugala
2 very large zucchinis
1 summer squash
1 enormous cucumber
1 modest bag green beans
1 large bunch cilantro