Yesterday began my second year of enjoying wonderful fresh local produce made available to me by the Fresh Stop program. Last year I never blogged about it because I felt like it was all just too good to be true!! This year I hope to give a weekly report.
Sooooo, yesterday we got cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers. zucchini, yellow squash, green onions, kohlrabi, green beans, beets, swiss chard, and buttercrisp lettuce- three big heavy bags.
For years, Wednesday has been my least favorite day of the week, but I think that’s about to change! I can’t even tell you how excited I get each week to see what we will get. My friend and neighbor Mr. Al runs the program, and he lovingly selects each and every item and has developed a great network of farms and auctions for the highest quality local produce.
One of the things I love most is that it pushes me to find new ways to prepare things, some of which we might not have tried otherwise. For this week? I’m thinking about this-
Tonight we had stuffed zucchini
Cracklin’ Cauliflower on the docket this weekend…
And some old-fashioned slaw.
Can’t wait til next Wednesday!