Jun 12

We are Farmers!

This year we decided to join a CSA, which a share in a local farm. The CSA we are a part of is called Bluebird Gardens. I’m so looking forward to using the produce we receive for Steve and I to eat, and also to make baby food for Rylie for when she is ready to start eating solids!

We received our first “box” last week.

Clockwise from top left: Romaine lettuce, radishes, Chinese cabbage, pea shoots, cucumber, and Kyoto Mizuna.

I enjoyed a salad with everything but the Chinese cabbage and it was wonderful! I am hoping that this will encourage us to try vegetables that we have never tried before or rarely eat. I didn’t think I would like the radishes, but they had an almost salty taste that I really liked. Honestly I did not notice a different taste in my salad from the pea shoots and Kyoto Mizuna. Maybe I’ll have to try them plain just to see what the flavor is like. The cucumber was my favorite! So much more flavor than a cucumber from the grocery store! I am planning a few meals around the Chinese cabbage for this week, and I’ll try to update my review.

We’re also doing a little “farming” of our own! For the 3rd year in a row, we (I) planted a garden. Last year I learned that even gardens with an inattentive (nauseous) pregnant caretaker can survive and produce an insane amount of veggies (attack of the cherry tomatoes, ahh!) This year I planted “Better Boy” tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, bell peppers, yellow peppers (can’t recall the variety), jalapeno peppers, red and yellow onions, and strawberries! I’ve planted all of these things before except for the strawberries. I don’t know if they will survive or not, but thought I’d give it a shot. Can’t wait to harvest these delicious foods!

Rylie enjoyed hanging out in the shade while I planted our garden!

1 comment

  1. Elizabeth

    We did a CSA too, we are so anxious for it to start. We’re eager to introduce Soren to new veggies that even we haven’t had yet. I’ve made the majority of his food if you ever want some ideas. I’m sure you’re up on it though. 🙂

    Wish we could do a garden. Aside from the fact that we don’t have a place for it, I’d kill it. Uff! I look forward to see the results in a few months!

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