Maine: Some Notes on What We Ate, Part 2, Bar Harbor

A few days visiting Acadia National Park was a primary purpose of our trip to Maine, so we found ourselves in Bar Harbor, which is nestled at the northeast corner of the seaside park. It’s an exceedingly picturesque town that swells with tourists, especially in the summer. There are gift shops and bed and breakfasts, … More Maine: Some Notes on What We Ate, Part 2, Bar Harbor

CSA, Week 9: Too Much Rain and the Inherent Uncertainty of Farming

Week 9: Peaches, cherry tomatoes, husk cherries, purple cabbage, tea herbs (mix of anise, mountain mint, holy basil, sweet fern, fennel, and lemon balm), cippolini onions, squash, and carrots. We weren’t sure what to expect this week. The lead farmer sent out an email a couple of days before pick-up in which she shared her … More CSA, Week 9: Too Much Rain and the Inherent Uncertainty of Farming

CSA, Week 8

Week 8: Purple and white potatoes, orange cherry tomatoes, husk cherries, pistou basil, green and purple bell pepper, garlic, squash, and string beans. This week is pretty representative of some of the best things about this CSA…. The joy of finding something new; in this case, husk cherries. I love these little guys. I’ve basically … More CSA, Week 8

CSA, Week 7

It’s already been seven weeks! This week included basil, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, string beans, yellow squash, and scallions. There were also PYO berries, but it was raining, so I’ll go back later in the week. Still no tomatoes. Here are a few close-ups… Three colors of string bean: Carrots just loosened from the ground: … More CSA, Week 7

CSA, Week 6

Week 6. A bag of arugula, red and purple potatoes, blueberries, pistou basil, napa cabbage, cipollini onions, zucchini, and cucumbers. Lots of possibilities. I was hoping we’d get to some tomatoes this week, so I was rather sad to see that was not the case. Maybe next week? But there was still plenty to be … More CSA, Week 6

CSA, Week 5

Week 5. Hard to believe it’s been five weeks. The produce gets more exciting every week. This week: scallions, summer squash, chard, carrots (with all their glorious greens), thai basil, a quart of pick-your-own raspberries and blueberries (there are a lot of beautiful blueberries under there…), cucumbers, more summer squash (or is it zucchini?), and … More CSA, Week 5

CSA, Week 4

This CSA share is really starting to heat up. This week, we got garlic scapes, kale, salad turnips, basil (yes!), pick-your-own raspberries (yes!), yellow and green zucchini, two types of salanova lettuce, and cabbage. We’ve had quite a heat wave this week, so picking our own fruit was a pretty sweaty undertaking. But it was … More CSA, Week 4