Today was the first pick up for the Fresh Fork CSA.  We were expecting the following items.

Small CSA:

  • 1 whole pasture raised chicken, 4-5 lbs
  • 2 lbs organic cornmeal
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch radishes with tops
  • 1 head assorted leaf lettuce (approx .5 lbs)
  • 2 hydroponic cucumbers
  • 1 quart farmstead yogurt

Farming is never an exact science, here’s what we received:





So, I think we have tomatoes instead of radishes and one cucumber instead of two.  Update:  the tomatoes were in place of one cucumber and we were shorted radishes.  We’ll get our radishes next week.

Here’s our current plan of attack:

The chicken is frozen and we put it in our freezer.  I cleaned the lettuce so it’s ready for salad.  Nick is excited to make corn muffins with the corn meal.  I chopped and froze the cilantro in ice cube trays.  The yogurt will be useful in overnight oats.  We already ate our cucumber at dinner.  It was small (think pickling cucumber), but delicious!  The only thing I’m not sure about is the tomatoes.  I’m sure I’ll figure out a good use for them or I’ll freeze them for later in the season.

overnight oats
Morning Snack
handful of cashews
Afternoon Snack
salad w/chicken etc.
Late Snack
banana bread
 Posted by at 10:12 PM

We never made it to the JCC today.  Sally was up for a couple of hours last night.  We lose 2 nights of sleep per new tooth.  Last night, she got a molar.  We ran errands today and then played at the playground.  Nick rode his bike and Sally took a tricycle, but ended up walking.  They were both exhausted when we came home and took great naps.  Sally slept for almost 4 hours.  Nick slept for almost 3.  I was in heaven.

By the time everyone was aware and ready, there was not enough time left for a gym workout.  We headed to another park and then to pick up our Fresh Fork CSA.

After dinner, the family went out on our bikes.  Instead of just riding around the neighborhood, we ran errands.  Stephen rode his recumbent with Nick and Sally in the Burley trailer and I rode my single.  We rode to Target and Michael’s to pick up a few items that we’ve needed for a while.  It was great to get a ride in (about 4 miles total) and check something off the to do list at the same time.

Next up: physical therapy in the morning.