After 8 years of entering a monthly giveaway at my local library (for a $1) I won a four week CSA share. What’s that? It’s a veggie share at an organic vegetable farm near where I live. #SangLeeFarms in Cutchogue, New York is the place to go for fresh #organic veggies. From June through November they offer a choice pick of veggies, some herbs, and some fruit – cantaloupe and watermelon. Why was I excited? Well, to begin with I love fresh veggies and the cost. If I paid for such a privilege it’s $30-$4o per week or $120 per month. Now, for those who only buy organic you’d be surprised at the size of these veggies.
So what did I get? For week one it was two corn, a bunch of scallions or green onions, a bunch of celery, a head of romaine lettuce, a bunch of beets, a white eggplant, tomatoes – heirloom, and something called a bitter melon which is not a melon but a vegetable, and a pint of cherry and grape tomatoes.
Week two was a monsoon! And, amidst the lightening strikes and torrential downpours, I didn’t take photos. 😦 But fear not I did pick up the veggies and made my way home through flooded streets. Once inside my home and putting my veggies away I heard my cell phone have an annoying warning signal like you hear on your TV. It was a tornado warning! What? Where the heck was I living? Somewhere in the tropics? No, just part of New York state – huh? Truly crazy weather this summer but when it yields great produce isn’t it worth it. Next time, week three and four. I know you can’t wait. But, I did pan fry some grape tomatoes and zucchini from week two. Aren’t they pretty?