The question of the week was, “What is the red-stemmed leafy thing in the box?” I was delighted to know right away that folks were asking about the Ruby Chard. I know, it was ages ago that I described the Swiss Chards, but at the same time, it is great to still keep surprising a few folks! There is a picture of chard on the blog under the Creamed Swiss Chard and Prosciutto heading, if that helps.
Last week I described eggplants, so keep that in mind while you discover new shapes and colors of these nestled in your box.
I am still not sure about when peppers will actually make it into your box, but they will. Be prepared for other colors to appear, such as lavender, purple, chocolate, ivory…then there’s the hot peppers. We tend not to put hots directly into your box until later in the season, but in the meantime, I will try to get some pictures and descriptions up on the blog as a reference.
This week you should enjoy more corn, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes, peaches or blueberries, and whatever else is a surprise!
We had a nice visit at the potluck and open house. Thank you to all who came and to all who contributed to the buffet. Everything was yummy and I always love eating other people’s food! Faith seemed to enjoy dragging folks around and the weather was cooperative—always a plus! One of our great members, Amy, even brought the Refrigerator Pickles in last weeks boxletter. YUM.
I had a fantastic onion this week, and that is from a person who flicks the onions away from the salad. It was a white Spanish type and, boy, was it sweet! Onions will appear some time soon, as will peppers, if they have not.
The Pine Martin had a few chicken head dinners before we locked her out of the chicken coop, and now she is joined by a young bear across the street. Our new resident has been clawing up the area and leaving his mark (if you know what I mean). The best thing, of course, is to yank up the corn altogether and carry it off, stalk and all to a better place (in the apple orchard) and take his/her time eating the corn. I’m not sure we have any good denning sited right in that area, so I am sure our bear will move on later in the season. The picture above was taken by our Faith’s Godparents, at their house about 4 miles away. Despite everyone telling me the bears travel a great distance, I am sure our bear is a different one than theirs – I mean, who would leave the comforts of their home with a bird feeder and peace and quiet?
Eat well, Geneviève Stillman