Friday, November 19, 2010

waiting for winter share

It's friday! Hooray! Now I'm not usually excited about fridays because my husband usually works on the weekend, in fact he's been gone this month more days than he's been at home. But this friday is the first winter farm share pickup! I've been stubbornly refusing to purchase lettuce or other greens, subsisting on pea shoots from the cover crops and whatever extras were available. I even had to resort to pulling the leaves off the pea tendrils to put in the boys' wraps for lunch this morning...

Ryan
& AJ's
lunches:
banana
walnut
bread;
veggie
crack-
ers for
AJ,
dried
apri-
cots
for
Ryan;
Tof-
urky,
soy
cheese
& pea
shoot
leaves
roll-ups
on flax lavash bread; carrot; pickle; steamed broccoli; peanuts & raisins for AJ, peanuts & almonds for Ryan.

And Nate needed a lunch to eat at Grandma's house...
Nate's lunch: carrots; pickle; cherry tomato; pea shoots; peanuts, almonds & raisins; broccoli; banana walnut bread.

As soon as 1 o'clock
arrived, Maia & I were
off to the farm. We
brought home 3 big
bags of food: potatoes,
celeriac, carrots, sweet
potatoes, kale (2 kinds),
collard greens, parsley, sage,
chives, leeks, onions (red
& yellow), bok choy, butternut
squash, mixed salad greens,
spinach, cabbage, & 4 heads
of lettuce! The only thing I was surprised not to see was parsnips, which means I'll have to alter out Thanksgiving menu slightly, but that's fine.

1 comment:

Eating With Hudson said...

Great pictures. We recently stopped being vegetarians for a few reasons. When we were we veg, we were fortunate that our son's school only served veg food that the parents brought in. It can be hard sometimes. Glad that it is working so well for your family.