I picked up my share much later than usual today (but still with an hour left in the window), and they had run out of potatoes. Apparently this has been a problem all year: people taking more than their fair share, whether it is accidental or intentional. The produce is delivered in large bins, and there is a big sign telling you how much to take of each vegetable. So there’s an opportunity to take more than is coming to you. I don’t care too much about the potatoes, but it still rubs me the wrong way. It’s a CSA, people. Be honest and fair about it.
In addition to 1 quart of potatoes, this week’s share included 2 heads of garlic, 1 head of broccoli, 1 bunch of beets, 7 plum tomatoes, 3 Carmen peppers, 1 quart of slicing tomatoes, 1 pint of saladette tomatoes, 1 small bowl of mustard greens, and 1 small bowl of lettuce mix.
Everything looked particularly beautiful this week:- ruby, lush beets with their greens, smooth and red tomatoes, super-plump peppers, and very vibrant greens.
We also received our second beef share, which included about a pound of ground beef, almost 2 lbs. of sirloin steak, and a 1-lb. porterhouse:
I find the fat content of the ground beef to be higher than what I buy in the store, so I need an alternative to meatballs cooked in sauce — it just gets too greasy. We made some delicious lamb burgers this past weekend and I’m not sure my burger desires have been sated! So perhaps the beef will be made into patties and grilled.