The veggies have arrived!

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Week 1, Day 1

It’s finally time! This morning I received an email from Great Country Farms alerting me about what would be in this week’s shipment. I was excited when I saw the list, and recipe-master Audrey immediately began perusing her favorite recipe website www.tastespotting.com for some inspiration.

Here’s the list of what we could expect:

  • Lettuce (red leaf, sales variety)
  • Spring Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Kale
  • Garlic Chive- this is the curly Q shaped stem in your box.  It’s part of the garlic plant; use it as you would use garlic.
  • Basil
  • Strawberries

    The first delivery from Great Country Farms.

Audrey found a great recipe for pasta that includes a homemade kale basil pesto and asparagus. What a great way to try and incorporate as many of our new vegetables as possible. It looked fairly simple to recreate, and the only thing I think I’ll need to buy is a pint of cherry or grape tomatoes, and some walnuts.

The produce arrived at the door around 3:30. A nice jolly man delivered our share, and it arrived in a 1’x2’ Tupperware box.

He said all we have to do is leave the box outside the door next week, and they’ll pick it up when they deliver the next shipment.

Tiny potted basil included in our first shipment.

Wow. I was overwhelmed by the amazing scent of fresh veggies. Asparagus, Kale, and a tiny little basil plant, that we can plant and use all year (and maybe longer!) were the ones that smelled the best. And man were these veggies fresh. Many were still covered in dirt. Note to self: wash veggies thoroughly before consuming.

 

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