I had my first CSA pickup yesterday. I chose Borski Farms as my CSA this year for a couple of reasons: a single share is small, so it’s just right for supplementing what I have in my own garden, and because it includes fruit as well as veggies. I used a different CSA a few years ago when I lived in a condo and didn’t have a garden, but even a half-share was often much more than I needed.
This is what I got for my first week: Peas, beet greens, garlic, sweet cherries (in the brown bag), and a pot of Italian parsley (I had a choice of basil or parsley).
And here’s how my patio (and part of the veggie garden) are looking these days:
The garden’s looking a bit happier since it has been less rainy. June tied the record for the most days with measurable rain (the other year was 1967). It wasn’t a record breaker as far as total amount of rain, but it was still four times the normal amount.
Now that things are drying out a little, the basil, peppers, and eggplant are looking much better. On the left in the photo are the green beans – three successive plantings to spread out the harvest. On the right are the bell peppers, eggplant, basil and tomatoes. This definitely looks to be a much better tomato year than last year.
On the menu tonight? Shrimp quiche with sauteed beet greens.