I am excited about this week’s share, although I’m not really sure why.
First, we got three cute little gourds.
My farmer, Al Schreiber had this to say to people who complain about the gourds:
“We need to talk about gourds. Let me make something clear. I. LOVE. GOURDS. Ergo, I grow a lot of them and ergo, ergo, you are going to get a healthy dose of them. I need to make a few things clear. Every year we get a few comments about gourds along the line of a) “how do you eat gourds?” You do not eat gourds, they are ornamental; they are pretty and interesting to look at and b) “why are you sending us gourds if we cannot eat them?” You are getting gourds because I love them, love to grow them, think they are pretty and interesting to look at. Please accept these gourds.”
Besides the gourds, we got leeks, three kinds of squash, lovely orange tomatoes, brussel sprouts, bok choy, apples, big red radishes, bell peppers, and a pumpkin. Someone had abandoned a big warty looking pumpkin to the share box, so I had to bring him home as well.
Brussel sprouts are another vegetable I can usually sell to my family pretty easily. This week, I think I will try stuffed squash, leeks in a quiche, and maybe a plain old pumpkin pie, for a change. 🙂
I can get pretty creative with the filling for the squash. What ideas do you have for this haul?