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First Crop Share June 5, 2012

Filed under: Gardening,Midwest,Spring — Paula B @ 3:28 PM
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Last week, I picked up my very first crop share from a local CSA along with farm-fresh eggs. What a treat! I washed my organic bounty and tucked it in the fridge with great anticipation.

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I can’t believe how long freshly picked produce lasts! Prepped and stored properly in the fridge, I’m going on week 2 and NO sign of any greens getting old and moldy. Now, if I would have purchased the same thing at the grocery store, it surely wouldn’t have lasted this long. How early must our produce be picked if we can only keep it a matter of days before its useful life is over? Yuck!

So thankful to have garden fresh food that I know has no preservatives or pesticides and has optimal nutritional value. Thank you, Thorn Crest Farm.

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8 Responses to “First Crop Share”

  1. Tammy Says:

    There are tricks to making it last longer. In fact, that’s a great idea for a post.

    • Paula B Says:

      I assumed the way I processed and stored had a great deal to do with it. If you’ve already penned a post about this, put the link here in the comments. I’d love to read it and maybe some of my other readers will come visit your site also. 🙂

  2. More and more CSA’s seem to be starting up! Yeah for fresh produce.

    • Paula B Says:

      I’m so glad since I don’t have sun to grow my own any more. Today, I’m making vegetable stock from all the leftover veggie parts I save in my freezer – broccoli stems, tops of green onions, fennel fronds, etc. The house smells good!

  3. awesome! i’m jealous of the farm fresh eggs! i want to get just an egg share somewhere, but they are all add-ons to veggie shares, and we can’t afford that this year. 😦


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