summer CSA, weeks 6 and 7

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).

summer CSA, week 6

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.

Shiro plums, week 6

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).

summer CSA, week 7

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.

4 thoughts on “summer CSA, weeks 6 and 7

    • I love tomato season. They’re good fresh as well as cooked, and they’re so easy to eat. That said, the ones we got in the share last week were so massive that I had to cut off sections and store the rest in plastic wrap in the fridge. Hopefully we get more manageable sizes this week…

    • I love zucchini fritters! With the kid around I’ve been spending minimal amounts of time on food prep, so mostly we’ve been eating our zucchini sliced and roasted/grilled. I’ll have to set aside some time for making fritters.

      Mind sharing your recipe for chocolate zucchini bread? Sounds delicious. =)

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