As part of that, at the start of the summer, we signed up to be part of a local organic farm co-op. It really sounded like a good idea. Fresh, organic, locally grown vegetables every week (and fruit every other week). After all, the bulk of what we spend on groceries is on produce. This seemed like a good way to practice what we preach and save some money. Win/win, right?
The produce we've received in the last month and a half has been totally fresh, totally yummy, and not really a lot of stuff we eat. Really, there's only so much squash I can eat, and really none that Hubby will eat. And we've gotten lots and lots and lots of squash. And really, there's only so many radishes that Hubby can eat, and really none that I will eat. And we've gotten lots of radishes. I gave Mom lots of zucchini, which she said she'd turn in to zucchini bread. My nieces eat all the tomatoes (I like everything made from tomatoes, but the actual tomatoes taste like dirt. I don't like how dirt tastes.).
And then there's this:
What is this? Seriously, what is this? Because it looks like one of those things you set on a table or in a bowl (with lots of other similar looking things that you know are supposed to be food but wouldn't know how to eat if you had to) as a Thanksgiving decoration. I have no idea what to do with it. And Google has been no help. What do I even Google? Weird thing that I think is a vegetable but am positive is a Thanksgiving decoration?
I did have to Google sorrel this week. We got some. I didn't know what it was or what to do with it. And it turns out that sorrel is poisonous if eaten in large amounts. I think we'll eat sorrel in no amounts.
Any way, our hopes are high that as the fall arrives, we'll start seeing some more user-friendly vegetables. Or at least easily identifiable vegetables.
And while our intentions were the best, and I so love the theory, we'll have to wait and see if we join this co-op again next year.