Produce Abundance – Week 14 Farm Share
The produce abundance in Week 14’s Farm Share is more than I ever imagined. Granted, we were compensated for a couple missing items from last week’s haul, but even without those items this week’s bag is exuberant. I just stood there and laughed as I tried to arrange everything into a photo. Mr. Carnivore suggested the wide angle lens which I definitely considered! Not realizing how much we were getting, I bought some peaches as extras, so we’re in a fruit frenzy this week. Good thing we had more picnics over the holiday so we can share the bounty.
This week our small Vegetarian farm share included (top featured photo)…
Poblano Peppers – 4
Pinto Beans – 1 lb
Apples – Paula Red – 12
Beets -3 or 4
Sweet Corn – 6 ears
Lettuce – 1 head Red Leaf
Collard Greens – 1 bunch
Celery – 1 bunch
Bulb Fennel – 1 bulb plus leaves and stalks
Kohlrabi – 1
Watermelon – 1
Potatoes – 3 lbs
Parsley – 1 bunch
Pasta – Red Pepper
Peaches – 6
Onion – 1
Eggplant – 2
Zucchini – 2
My half of the Vegetarian small share this week (above photo) and what’s left since Thursday, September 3…
Poblano Peppers – 2
Pinto Beans – 1/2 lb – these are dried so will store okay
Apples – Paula Red – 6 – 5 left – used one in fruit salad for one of our picnics
Beets -3 or 4 – these went to my parents and we got the fennel
Sweet Corn – 3 ears – 2 ears left – 1 used in Salsa Bean Salad for a picnic
Lettuce – 1/2 head Red Leaf – 1/4 head left – used in 4 salads
Collard Greens – 1 bunch – dreaming of a Quinoa salad
Celery – 1/2 bunch – about half used in salads
Bulb Fennel – 1 bulb plus leaves and stalks – have no clue what we’re gonna do with this but it will be fun
Kohlrabi – 1 – this went to my dad who loves eating it raw and I got the onion
Watermelon – 1/2 – Mr. Carnivore devoured half of it and the other half went into a fruit salad for a picnic, along with last week’s yellow watermelon.
Potatoes – 1.5 lbs – 3/4 lb left – baked some for dinner
Parsley – 1/2 bunch
Pasta – Red Pepper – 1/2 package of fresh fettuccine
Peaches – 3 – enjoyed them fresh
Onion – 1 – 1/2 used in salads
Eggplant – 1
Zucchini – 1
We grabbed some more peaches because these will probably be the last of the season. I’m sure going to miss them! We used some of these in the Ohio Late Summer Fruit Salad below.
Our personal vegetable garden harvest adds to the bounty with Black Cherry Tomatoes — a rich tomato taste, Juliet Tomatoes – a new favorite mini Roma, thanks to Mel for telling me about them, and an odd shaped Cucumber. Most of my cucumbers are odd like this and many are curled, probably from the wacky rain or lack thereof.
Here’s a peek at the Salsa Bean Salad above – recipe coming soon!
Here’s a peek at the Ohio Late Summer Fruit Salad above – recipe coming soon!
Can you believe all this fruit grows in Ohio? Thanks to the farmers with Fresh Fork Market!
September 10, 2015 at 6:06 pm
I can’t believe how much veggies/fruit you’re getting.
I love fennel bulb. Slice it thinly, toss it in olive oil, grate some romano or parm cheese on it and roast it in a hot oven. Gets all caramelized and tender. YUM.
Salsa bean salad looks interesting. Jeff would love.
p.s. you gonna eat those beets?????????
September 10, 2015 at 10:08 pm
The rest of the season should be less rambunctious, Mel, because we have gone over that hump of the prolific part of the summer. This week’s haul that I’ll be posting about soon isn’t near as big and a lot less overwhelming. I’m ready. Will give me more time to buy bulk for freezing/drying. That sounds delish on the Fennel bulb — the only way I’ve had it is in a pear salad. Now if I can only find that recipe. HA I think roasted will be the way this time. Beets? What beets? hahaha