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CSA Boxed Share 7.27.09

I really didn’t want to leave the house yesterday. It was hot and sticky—I hate the humidity—but I had to. My CSA box share was waiting and even though I split the share with a friend. I’m the go-for. Luckily, it was a good haul this week: wild flowers, red onion, scallions, tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, garlic, cucumbers, zucchini and some sort of squash.

My friend just had a kid. So I let her keep the flowers. She looked like she went a few rounds with Mike Tyson. So they brightened up her day. Plus, she didn’t want much else. My friend only took a few potatoes and some scallions and red onions. I kept the cucumbers and gave the rest of the stuff to my mom. She’s a much better cook than me.

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Catherine - July 27, 2009 3:44 PM

Not to be dense, but what are you supposed to do with the wild flowers?

Sara - July 27, 2009 10:42 PM

Put them in a vase and decorate your table! I actually got a second vase for upstairs. I also got two cabbages,potatoes, beets ,squash, tomatoes,cukes,scallions and some herbs. My husband picked up our share at the farm.

Keith - July 28, 2009 1:30 AM

I'm pretty sure that those flowers are edible. I worked on an organic farm years ago and we would put a handful of petals from flowers that looked just like this on the top of boxes of baby salad mix.

Peter - July 28, 2009 6:03 AM

Gerry,

I note that in your shared box you often have scallions. They are particularly easy to grow. I grow them in a styrofoam box. I chopped off the bottom of bunches of scallions (about 4 inches) and then plonked them into the box filled with soil. Just water twice a week and you have a never ending fresh supply. You cut the stalks as required and then new stalks continue to grow.

Sara - July 28, 2009 10:02 PM

Actually the flowers at the farm are not for eating though some of them might be edible. Most of them are decorative.

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