Well, I’m glad I didn’t sign up for the CSA this year if this week is any indication.  Don’t get me wrong, its a lovely variety, but gets an F for our family because of the large amount of produce we just wouldn’t use.

The good:  blueberries, baby spinach, radish, swiss chard

The ok: green leaf lettuce & romaine lettuce (I already have plenty of lettuce in our garden.), zucchini & summer squash (not anyone’s favorites, but we’ll eat them)

The waste/donate: beets, rhubarb, golden beets, pea tendrils, kale

Per my earlier pledge to select half the items on the list any given week, I’ll go with the “good” category plus the zucchini & summer squash.  I also purchased peaches (slightly out of area, but from the farm stand) and tomatoes this week.  I was hoping local strawberries would be in, but haven’t seen them yet.

On a more positive note, we have more strawberry buds than ever in our garden.  The deer have taken a few – next year I’ll have to put up some netting, but it looks like we’ll still get a good harvest.


I also added corn and a jalapeno pepper to the garden this week.