Someone asked me last week at CSA pick up if there were any new products coming out for the rest of the season. Well i can firmly say that indeed there are going to be a number of new things to come still. What do these new things include you ask?? Well we are going to have corn, melons, cabbages, carrots, leeks, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes (19 varieties), sweet potatoes, garlic, tomatillos and I am sure there are more things that I have left out. And we will have even more new stuff in the fall for our winter CSA.
The two things that I am currently most looking forward to are corn and melons. The corn is very close to ready and today I pulled a cob off to see. It looked beautiful but the kernels are still white and a little small. I did try eating it and it tasted pretty good which I believe is a good sign.
The melons are also starting to be seen out in the field. I look forward to eating there deliciousness soon.
In the midst of all this fresh food that we have been enjoying we have of course also been enjoying a large amount of fresh fruit. Just yesterday we went and picked up some strawberries, plums, black berries, blueberries and peaches. Now of course we both enjoying eating all of these things fresh but after a long hot day our favorite way to eat fruit is in a smoothy.
Fruit getting ready to go in the freezer
We have found after some trail and error that one Ryan is the one skilled in smoothy making and two frozen fruit is required to get an ice cream like consistency (note a good quality blender is required to do all that icy chopping). Should you know feel spurred to creat a smoothy of your own we recommend the use of water to help ease your blenders hard work and Ryan likes to add yogurt. Ah yes and the secret ingredient a spoonful of concentrated orange juice.
Wishing everyone a chilly evening,