It’s here! It’s here! Our first bushel of the season. For those of you hanging around the cafe long enough, you know I’m a huge fan of Community Sustained Agriculture (CSA) and we are blessed to be part of Tecolote Farms. Our weekly baskets of fresh picked produce began today and for the next several months, each Monday, I will be giddy with the excitement of a child on Christmas morning.
Today’s basket included two big bags of fresh salad mix, savoy (crinkled) spinach, garlic, leeks, parsley, and mustard greens. And to kick off the season, Katie and David tucked a birdhouse gourd in the basket. Isn’t that cool? Harvested last fall on the farm, they dried all winter in the greenhouse and are a special gift from our friends. Littlest is currently outside trying to hang the birdhouse on the playscape.
I’m off to rescue the birdhouse gourd, but I can’t wait to share recipes with you inspired by the farm and the season.