Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Farm Fresh Wednesday

At our house Wednesday is farm day.  More specifically, it's the day that the shipment from our local farm arrives.  For three years now we have bought a farm share from Great Country Farm, so every week during the summer and into the fall we receive a big box full of fruits and veggie that only a few hours earlier were still attached to a plant.

If there is a farm in your area that offers this service I highly recommend that you take advantage of it.  Not only will you be getting pretty much the freshest in-season produce available, but you will be supporting a local business and it's fabulous to know exactly where your food is coming from!  Top that all off with the fact that you will be exposed to new produce that you may not have purchased in the grocery store.  Every week brings a little culinary adventure!

Here's what came this week:  Beets with the beet greens
                                                Apples (Look for upcoming post on skillet apple crisp featuring these!)
                                                White patty pan squash
                                                Asian Pears
                                                Green beans
                                                Banana pepper (I have NO IDEA what to do with these...suggestions??)


  1. I would love to have a program like this! I live in a coastal town in Florida, don't even have farms, never mind programs. I do have a beach though :-)

  2. PS - banana peppers are great in salads!

  3. I wish we had a CSA close to us. I am so jealous!

    Banana peppers - You could pickle them or if you only have a few you could stuff them of add them to chili.