delinquent | CSA – august 12, 2010

It has been nearly a week since I picked up my CSA stash and I apologize for not having posted. We have lots of fun that we’re trying to squeeze in before school starts and birthday festivities in the works that have been eating up every second of my free time.

The summer heat has finally taken a toll on Texas gardens and crops and our CSA box is showing it – no more tomatoes (gasp!). What is pictured above is what we have left – acorn squashes, cukes, onions, bell peppers, eggplant, basil and hot peppers. We’ve eaten through the purslane, yellow summer squashes, okra (today!), lots of peppers (sweet and hot), some onions and some eggplant.

It’s funny, ’cause I have to admit I was a little underwhelmed when I got my CSA box this week. The early summer months had spoiled me – tomatoes, green beans, hordes of summer squashes. That said, our CSA stashes are no less substantive now. It is enough to get a vegetarian family of three through two weeks of meals with little-to-no veggie supplementing from the grocery store. That’s an impressive amount of produce!

Austin folks should totally look into Johnson’s Backyard Garden; they are accepting new members! We love our food and I have yet to see a CSA (local or otherwise) that delivers the same varied, quality produce in such manageable quantities.

I’m off to pickle the last batch of cucumbers and dig up a recipe for what might be my last batch of okra this summer.

Be kind. Be patient. Eat well.

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