Last week (above), we got a farm box bonanza: a breakfast box plus lots of extras. YUM. Breakfast and fruit box: my favorite! Rustic bread! Purple and cream peppers because that’s interesting! Extra mixed variety squash! Yes! Yes!
This week (below), heavy rains caused some last minute substitutions: STILL MORE POTATOES instead of broccoli, and travesty of travesties: corn instead of peaches. So this is the flip side of getting local, in-season produce I guess.
Imagine my surprise one day when I found out my friend Mary—who told me about farm boxes to begin with—no longer ordered one regularly. What?! “I plan my menus and the last minute substitutions were ruining it,” she sensibly explained. “I don’t have time right now.” That made sense, but I don’t really plan meals, so it didn’t affect me as much. Until, week by week, my kitchen started looking like potatoe-palooza.
I have lots of success feeding my kids peaches. I can eat broccoli. But I am at a loss for what to do with the stockpile of potatoes I’m aquiring. I can’t eat four every week since February! Somebody help me!
If this is my last entry, send somebody over to look for us squashed beneath a deadly pile of potatoes. They’re everywhere….