Wow — I am totally in love with my farm share. Especially after crunching the number to find out how much I was saving. I wanted to give it a few weeks before making any sort of statement, but after 6 weeks, my grovery bill has consistently been $20 or less a week. Previous to starting the farm share, my weekly grocery bill was $45-$50 per week. If you calculate a $30 savings per week for the six months of the farm share (averaging 4 weeks a month) that’s a savings of $720. Subtract the amount paid for the small share ($325) and that’s over $400! Good thing, too, with a wedding coming up! ::wink::
This week brought in more little Asian turnips, red leaf lettuce, green beans, spring onions, red Swiss chard, yellow carrots and a gorgeous head of cauliflower.
I’m going to try pickling the turnips and the green beans and spring onions have already been put into a delicious little stiry fry with some tofu and a soy sauce/rice vinegar/oyster sauce/siracha glaze. The Swiss chard is coming to Maine with me this weekend since it tastes best when eaten in the first few days and I’ll be in Maine learning to flyfish at LL Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School.
The yellow carrots and the cauliflower are going to be used in a cold noodle salad for next week.
Have a great weekend! Regular blogging will recommence when I get back from Maine, hopefully all Zen like and knowing how to cast a fly.