Sunday, June 28, 2009

Porter Farms: Week One

Our CSA that we did last year just started up this week. Though we had it first, I think of it as our second share since we are also doing Promised Land, which started a month ago. This will be our first time doing Porter Farms start to finish.

This week we got a brown paper bag filled to the brim with veggies. There were three kinds of lettuce, a ton of swiss chard (golden stem), and green onions the size of golf balls with greens over two feet long. The lettuce was so big and beautiful, it made me think of the lettuce that Rapunzel's mother craved and had her husband steal from a witch - which is how Rapunzel got stuck in the tower. She was the price for stealing veggies from a witch. What I am saying is the lettuce was humongous, picture perfect, and looks like the kind of thing a person could crave.

The bag was about three lbs. We started the share in August last year, so we missed the light season and we were getting 15lbs+ every week of summer squash, tomatoes, winter squash - much heavier food. Volume-wise, it's the same - a full brown bag with greens coming out the top.

[I took pictures but I have re-misplaced the cord the takes the pictures from my camera to my computer]