Today was my first time to pick up the farm share, so I busted out of work a little early and headed over to the church on 181st to check my name off and load up on the lettuces.
For lettuces it was today, in large numbers. The haul for week 2 was:
4 garlic scapes
2 lbs turnips
1 head green leaf lettuce
1 head red leaf lettuce
1 head bok choy
3/4 lb swiss chard
1 bunch scallions
1 parsley plant
2 pints strawberries
And while I have some GREAT ideas for this week, I was all out of luck with ingredients for tonight. So instead I had a leftover enchilada and a big, delicious salad that made great use of the scallions. And here I must praise these quasi-organic, enormous scallions. They were some of the best I've ever tasted -- sharp, fresh, spring in one delicious, onioney bite. So that bodes well for this week's share, although it's gonna be a compressed one, since Nate and I are planning a little (and long overdue) trip to Charm City this weekend. But I do love a challenge.
I just ate a big salad too, mine was with the mix of lettuces I have growing in the backyard! Yayyy low food miles.
I've never been so intrigued to hear about vegetables and their uses!
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