Another Box week with two more to come.
Our shady backyard doesn't work very good for gardening. We have a small plot in the only sunny area of the yard, and we try to plant as much as we can. Our garden ends up being more of a snack garden for the kids to eat from while they are out playing. Most of the produce that I can and freeze, we get because of our membership in a local CSA (community supported agriculture). We've been members for the past four years. Each week, for 20 weeks we get a box full of produce to eat. I love the variety we get and it has also forced us to try some vegetables that we wouldn't normally plant in our small garden or buy at the store.
This week we got a pick-a-pie pumpkin, corn, spaghetti squash, summer squash, watermelon, lettuce, cauliflower, cucumber, beets and a few radishes. We've been pretty successful this summer at eating up our box each week, but I have had to throw away a few things that spent too much time at the bottom of our veggie drawer. This summer harvest season has flown by and I can't believe we only have two more boxes to come. The best thing about the boxes coming to an end is that it signals fall harvest day where we will be able to load up on potatoes, squash, melons and any vegetable left on the farm.