Thursday was an exciting day: Our first CSA delivery arrived.
We stopped by our lovely host’s home and picked up our giant box, in which a couple of the ballyhooed-by-e-mail crops (garlic scapes – 4; Vidalia onion – 1) looked particularly pitiful.
The contents of our small share (half-share) were:
- One lovely head of Bibb/butter lettuce.
- One head of red leaf lettuce.
- One head of green leaf lettuce.
- One giant bunch of spinach.
- One very nice sized bunch of cilantro.
- Four radishes (this is about right – we are not crazy about radishes; but Little Cheap likes them).
- Three stalks of rhubarb.
- One Vidalia onion (these are a trade with a Georgia grower).
- A bunch of organic celery (not fit for market, but still usable; a “toss-in” from some other farm).
- Garlic scapes — the tops of garlic, which have been praised wildly by a local food blogger and again via our CSA newsletter — we got four of these. Pretty slim pickin’s.
We have lettuce coming out our ears from our own garden, and we’re a little bit spinach-ed out, with tons of kale to come, so I will be sharing some lettuce and spinach with my sister.
I’m going to come up with some kind of rhubarb goodness this weekend. And other than that, I am looking forward to lettuce season’s passing.