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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Box, Week 4: The First Tomatoes, and Greens Galore

That's Rebecca from Fort Hill Farm, our local CSA, handing over our box of produce for week 4 of the summer program.

The contents of our weekly box from Fort Hill Farm are starting to move from greens and strawberries to weightier summer fare. As we've said before, what makes this box of local produce so much fun is figuring out what to do with the week's bounty.

Here's what we got today:
1 bag of arugula
1 bag of spinach
8 garlic scapes (last week's pesto was fabulous)
3 bunches of broccoli (2+ lbs.)
3 zucchini (2+ lbs.)
1 summer squash
1 bunch Italian parsley
3 beets with greens
5 small purplette onions
2 hothouse tomatoes
1 pint snap peas
1 head red leaf lettuce

Below are photos of the strawberry and onion fields at Fort Hill Farm. We've had an exceedingly soggy summer so far, but the plants don't seem to mind.

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