I feel like I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit w/r/t the CSA. Either that or I’ve lost some of the usually attendant guilt at not getting through everything. I’m trying, really I am, but the number of vegetables that I have given to friends, or (worse) just trucked out to the composter has been growing in recent weeks.
My main issue is that it’s hard to want to buy any more veggies than what comes in the share because we can barely get through what we have, and yet we’re getting very little right now that my kids actually want to eat. Almost nothing I can do will make my kids want to eat squash or tomatoes, and if I’m honest with myself, I struggled with those veggies too until I got a little older than they are now. So I’m reluctant to force the issue. I just keep on the lookout for time and kid friendly recipes to keep on trying!
It turns out that I’m lucky to be in an Ojai CSA, because our friends in Camarillo farm programs are not getting any tomatoes! It has been unseasonably cool and cloudy, and the tomatoes are not in yet. So I think I’m going to effect a trade or two because I’m running out of good tomato ideas.
Cucumbers (one is a lemon cucumber!)
Try out the new recipe my friend gave me for greens
Trade the tomatoes for some tomatillos from a friend
Actually finally do right by the eggplant and make something with it