Sunday, October 18, 2009

CSA Adventure: Week 23 this point I am ready to just cut my losses and be done with this. Three more weeks.

The good news: Steve, who usually picks up our share each week (it's right on his way home from work) had to work late last Thursday, so I had to pick up the share. But Elijah was napping from 3-5, which is the pickup window. I called our farmer and she graciously offered to drop it off at our house on Friday morning! That was a blessing.

The bad news: This week's share was so piddly that it didn't even come in the big bag. We usually get our produce in a reusable grocery bag--the standard size you've probably seen at Kroger and other stores--and our beef in a smaller bag. Not that the big bag is ever actually full, but still. All we got this week was the smaller bag.

Our farmer was a bit apologetic and commented that we just haven't had any sunshine this week--which was true--and this late in the season, a meager share would have been totally understandable. That is, if we hadn't been receiving somewhat meager shares all season long. I had expected that we'd be getting huge harvests in the peak of the summer, so that the pathetic shares in the beginning and end would average out. But we all know that didn't exactly happen.

So here's what we got this week:
  • about two servings of salad greens
  • three small banana peppers
  • one cherry tomato. ONE. seriously.
  • one serving of snap peas
  • six farm-fresh eggs
  • two pounds grass-fed ground beef

Um. Yeah. That was it.

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