First Share

Not all farm shares are the same.  Our farm offers the standard vegetable share, a half vegetable share, as well as fruit and egg shares.  We chose to go with a half vegetable share and a fruit share, and are currently regretting the decision not to splurge for an egg share.  The fruit for the fruit share isn’t grown on the same farm as our vegetables, but is sourced from nearby fruit farms.  It turns out the notion of spring strawberries are somewhat irresistible.

When the season is just getting started shares tend to be smaller since things are just peaking.  What grows this early is mainly leafy vegetables.  It’s also been a rainy spring, which means that it’s harder for the farmers to get things into the ground so things are starting a little slower.  Thus, yay greens!  But even for a half-share from a rainy spring that’s early in the season, this year’s first share was nothing short of a bounty.

  • mixed greens
  • spinach
  • romaine lettuce
  • scallions (green onions)
  • green garlic
  • cilantro
  • radishes

It’s really a lot like Christmas… without the disturbing connotations… or the snow.
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