Whew…the heat is on! Our summer days are really heating up. This has meant lots of time in the swimming pool, moving evening runs to early morning and popsicles at snack time. For my friends Matt, Terra and Max on the farm, it means their days start almost before the sun comes up to avoid working in the heat of the day. Yesterday, the morning was filled with packing CSA boxes and weeding in the fields. I managed to get in on the weeding and am slowly learning names of the most common offenders.
A few images from yesterday’s farm visit…
This weeks CSA box included…
Variety of herbs (I was excited to get a fragrant bunch of rosemary)
Silverbeet Swiss Chard
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
Scarlet Nante carrots
The day we get our CSA box has become a much anticipated event each week. The boys have been eager to try the new veggies (we are avid kohlrabi fans now) and want to know how we will use each one in our meals. I love watching them take in the color, textures and flavors. Although most of the time we keep things pretty simple in how the produce is prepared, we’ve been experimenting with a few new ways of cooking too.