Jun. 14, 2010 3:27 pm
Updated: Jun. 14, 2010 8:54 pm
Just got the word that the first box of vegetables from my organic farm share will be ready next week. I can hardly wait. I write a weekly recipe email newletter for all of the farm shareholders who want to receive one. I try to furnish recipes for the
vegetables we are receiving for that particular week. We get A LOT of Swiss Chard at first. It grows well in our area and comes on early. Tuesday's recipe is for the basic way I prepare chard as a side dish. We are lucky at this time and place in history.
We can get most fresh fruits and vegetable all year long. It wasn't that long ago that fresh produce changed with the seasons. Some people who are new to subscribing to an organic farm complain about huge amounts of certain vegetables at certain times. They
need to remember that what we get in our boxes depends on the growing conditions for that particular year. Whatever grows well naturally will be the lion's share in our boxes. Who knows, if there is ever a natural disaster or socio-economic upheaval, we may
need to get used to a little deprivation in the food supply chain. So I'll just keep trying lots of chard, cabbage, onion and zucchini recipes for when they are truly plentiful.