Week 6 in the Breezy Willow Farm CSA: chard, tomatoes, eggplant, beets, Shiro plums, mushrooms, peaches, green peppers, eggs, and bread (Great Harvest’s parmesan sourdough).
I’m really excited about the tomatoes. Tomatoes, like strawberries, are absolutely stellar when they’re at that perfect peak-of-season ripeness. I like to cut them up and serve them as a side at breakfast, with salt and freshly ground pepper.
My favorite items from this week, though, were the Shiro plums. The pictures don’t really do them justice, but they’re a lovely pale golden color — a nice contrast to the little red Methley plums that we usually get. The flesh is sweet, but the skin is a little bitter.
Week 7: corn, peaches, kale, cucumbers, cantaloupe, more tomatoes, squash, bag lettuce, eggs, and bread (parmesan sourdough again; I’m a sucker for that bread).
For the squash ration, we could choose from zucchini, yellow squash, and patty pan. I went with all zucchini because honestly it’s my favorite, and it’s easy to prep for grill or fryer. I find yellow squash a bit bland, and patty pan is tasty but really annoying to break down.
The cantaloupe was perfectly ripe, so we ate it right away. I hope we get more melons this coming week.