Here we are, into week 3 of our CSA; Charlotte Fresh and hubby have got a system down. I pick up the produce in the afternoon and head home to begin washing and processing. I find that washing everything ahead of time makes the vegetables easier to use. If I don’t finish, after he gets home from work, hubby relieves me and does a whole lot of leaf spinning. Then, I begin to make the calls to see who wants veggies this week. It’s a tough giveaway because not everyone has adventurous tastebuds, especially if there are children in the house. Most people only want lettuce.
So, last week I started to blanch, plunge into ice water, spin, vacuum pack and freeze vegetables for later use. I don’t want them to spoil, but we can’t possibly eat them all. Hopefully this is a good solution that will have us enjoying greens later in the year.
This week’s haul, for the curious:
- The most beautiful cabbage I’ve ever seen – looks like a Famosa variety
- Bright Lights rainbow chard
- Red Russian Kale
- Salad Mix
- Microgreens – possibly lovage or celery
- Rosemary & Oregano