CSA for August 22, 2012
Have you been lifting weights this week? You will when you get tomorrow's CSA! This week's half shares weighs in at 15 lbs, with the some of the full shares weighing in at OVER 30 lbs!! That's a lot of food people! We have moved from the light and fluffy CSA bags filled with kale, swiss chard, and lettuces to the big and heavy stuff. Like the Kale and Swiss chard, this CSA's contents will be around for a while. This is what I love about seasonal eating. This spring, we had customers begging for the kale to be ready. The kale was around until, let's face it, no one wanted kale any more. Then everyone wanted a veggie for the grill, we welcomed the local zucchini with great fanfare, and it will be around until we are begging for it to leave us. Now it's the melons turns to be our favourite thing. 4 weeks from now we'll all be sick of melons. We get these wonderful fruits and veggies, fresh, succulent, bursting with flavour produce after a winter of imported fake food. We gorge ourselves on them while they are in season, eating ourselves sick on this fabulous food. And remember when we start getting sick of these beautiful melons in a few weeks....we won't see them again until next year August. Sigh. FULL SHARE, August 22, 2012 Each full share to contain at least 9 of the following items. Potatoes, 5 lbs, Spray free and LFP certified Carrots, 1 lb, Spray free 8 Corn, Spray free Onions, 2 pounds, spray free and LFP certified Zucchini, 4, Spray free Cantaloupe, spray free and LFP certified Watermelon, spray free and LFP certified Japanese eggplant, 2, spray free Patty Pan Squash, Spray free Cherry tomatoes, Spray free Basil, spray free HALF SHARE, August 22, 2012 Each Half share to contain at least 7 of the following items Potatoes, 3 lbs, spray free and LFP certified Onions, 1 lb, spray free and LFP certified Carrots, 1 lb, spray free Corn, 4, Spray free Zucchini, 2, spray free Cantaloupe, spray free and LFP certified Patty pan, spray free basil, spray free Half share August 22, 2012 Full share, August 22, 2012 but we forgot to put the cherry tomatoes in the photo! Now that the cantaloupe is in season, you should all take note of the Ontario Prosciutto ham that we sell in our cooler. There is no better appetizer than sweet juicy cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto. Delicious on its own, served on a baby romaine leaf, or grilled on a hot bbq until the prosciutto is crispy.