This week, we received: 2 Japanese eggplants, 4 Thai eggplants, a summer squash, 2 baking apples, four tomatoes, a small red bell pepper, and some black-eyed peas.
This week, we received: three Japanese eggplants, a summer squash, four sweet peppers, one jalapeño pepper, two tomatoes, two onions, and three pears.
This week, we received: a watermelon, some small beets, three baking apples, one pear, a zucchini, some peppers, some green onions, and basil.
I was home for a baby shower this weekend, hosted by my generous aunts. Here’s a picture of my “up north” set of aunts and me (look how tall I am):
Scott said we got some hatch chiles, onions, cherry tomatoes, and potatoes. He ate the tomatoes.
This week, another family was on vacation, so C & C got their veggie share and we took the whole half of the other veggie share. We received: two cucumbers, four summer squash, three tomatoes, 3 bell peppers, some jalapeño peppers, some carrots, 3 onions, some potatoes, and a whole watermelon.
This week, another family was on vacation, so C & C got their veggie share and we took the whole half of the other veggie share – plus some watermelon and a nectarine from the other family’s fruit share. We got: 1 cantaloupe, 6 ears of corn, 3 tomatoes, a handful of blue potatoes, 2 onions, 3 skinny cucumbers (that I thought were zucchinis), 1 summer squash, and some exceptionally hot (according to the farmer) jalapeños.
When I read articles about what you really need for baby (don’t get a changing table because you’ll just use your bed; you don’t need a fancy stroller when you can buy a basic model), I am reminded of a packing sketch I did for a study-abroad student/parent orientation for my college’s study abroad office. Two of us college-aged workers brought our packed luggage to the presentation. One of us was a good packer, and one of us was a bad packer. I was the bad packer. In my pack, I had “superfluous” things, like my figure skates, too many pairs of jeans, and a small blender. The good packer would try to give me advice: “You have a blender?! Why would you take a blender with you?? It’s taking up so much space.” “But I love smoothies,” I’d counter. “They’re all I eat for breakfast.” After a short back and forth, I’d acquiesce and agree that I didn’t need to bring a blender on a semester study abroad trip. This continued until my bag looked more like the good packer’s bag.