Today, we went to the “little” Whole Foods and picked up our Geauga Family Farms CSA. The kids totally know our routine. We usually need to buy something. Today, we bought yogurt. At the checkout, Nick and Sally each get a wooden nickel to donate to a charity since we bring a bag. They love putting a nickel in the slot to pick their charity. Then, they go straight to the CSA area which also is the children’s coloring area. They are also very interested in whatever we get in our box.
Here’s what we received today:
Let’s take a closer look. I couldn’t really fit everything in the photo.
Green beans, sweet corn
Potatoes, apples (Honeygold variety)
Bell peppers, dill
Poblano peppers, zucchini
Onions, hot peppers
Leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce
I’m leaving for Hawaii on Monday, so this week is all about food preservation. I’m cooking some meals for my family to enjoy while I am gone, but most of that work is done or planned. In addition to my trip, my husband is out of town tomorrow through Friday.
I’m going to blanch and freeze the green beans. I have others to freeze as well, so it’s worth the effort.
I plan to have some corn with the kids tomorrow and freeze the rest. There’s only 6 ears so that should be simple.
Unless I get ambitious, I’m going to store the potatoes. A few of the apples are already mixed in with the sauce that I was making tonight. The rest will be going into apple-plum sauce tomorrow. We picked plums yesterday, so I need to make something with them.
I’ll going to make fajitas and use some peppers and onions this week. I’ll freeze the rest.
I’m going to make some basil/olive oil cubes for the freezer with the basil. It will be handy for winter soup and tomato sauce dishes.
I already froze the tomatoes. I just washed them, cored, and quartered them. I’ll make a saucy dish with them in a couple of week.
The lettuce will get eaten in salads. I’ll either blanch and freezer the eggplant or make mini eggplant pizzas. It all depends on the rest of the items are going.
I’ll need to research the dill. Usually, I use it in pickles, but I don’t have any cucumbers.
It’s going to be a busy week here. I have a to do list that’s a mile long before my trip.