Jul 17, 2010

Week 6: Dirty Girls

July 17, 2010

I don't know about you, but I think this is a fantastic view of Long Meadow Farm. Makes me want to run around naked. But I'll he honest here, a lot of scenarios have that effect on me:

Down in the front of the picture, you can see part of the pick-your-own section of the farm. There's basil, cilantro, mint, all kind of medicinal herbs that I'm 100% clueless about, and some flowers, too. I don't think the pick-your-own section is technically open yet, but technically speaking, I'm really bad at following rules. The basil's fantastic.

Here's a shot of the beautiful ladies who toil in the field to provide my family with a continuous supply of kale:

Left to right we have Caitlin, Anna, Maggie (who pooped on Anna's shirt three seconds after I took this picture), Betsey, and Michele.

Now I know they appear to be a little rough around the edges, but I'm pretty sure that if you hosed 'em down or put 'em through an electric car wash, any one of them would be completely suitable to bring to a homecoming dance.

These are Caitlin's feet:

And from everything I could tell, those mason jars are Caitlin's water bottles. C'mon now, how au natural is that?

When we got to the farm on Thursday night, Anna, Caitlin, and Betsey were getting ready to watch a movie (probably something foreign...or independent...probably not featuring Will Ferrell), and scrambling around getting their snacks ready.

Now me? When I get ready to watch a movie, I usually run down the street to Cumby's and come back with Twizzlers, some Gatorade and a bag of those Andy Capp Hot Fries. Don't judge--it's an ugly habit.

But these girls are cut from a whole different mold. Anna grabbed two little cabbages and was like, "I need to make a stir-fry before we start the movie."

And Caitlin was all, "Wait for me!!!! I just need to whip up some quick granola, it only takes a sec!"

I looked at James and said, "Let's go to Dairy Queen for dinner."


As usual, this week's haul didn't even come close to disappointing:

Before I snapped this picture, I'd already used a zucchini and and a yellow squash to make some lunch:

It's a mish-mash of squash, zucchini, frozen corn, and black beans. It's topped with salsa made from CSA green onions, garlic, and cilantro.

The grand total for this week looks like this:

2 zucchini
5 yellow squash
2 UFO-looking squashes
a whole mess of baby cucumbers
2 heads of garlic
2 bunches of kale
a bag of green beans
a bag of broccoli
2 purple cabbages
1 torpedo shaped green cabbage

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  1. I haven't been able to find the first sprig of mint here! How's a girl supposed to make a decent mojito without fresh mint?!

  2. After seeing what they do and how hard they work, I will cut out the kale jokes. Even Maggie looks awestruck.

  3. Oh my Gosh...don't you think CSA time is like Christmas??!!? I do.

  4. I use glass mason jars for my water. :) It's free...you can use you pasta sauce jars.