The farm share was a bit of an experiment, and today is the end of Week 4 (i.e. Kyle is going to pick up new veggies tonight) or Month 1. So let's take a look at what we've gotten, bought, and learned our first month with a farm share.

Vegetables Two People have (Mostly) Consumed in a Month:
14 turnips (two still left in the fridge) and some greens
1 small bunch of radishes
5 heads of green leaf lettuce
1 head red leaf lettuce
1 lb salad mix
2/3 lb of spinach
3 bunches of kale
1 bunch swiss chard
13 quarts of strawberries (some frozen, not all consumed)
5 mini red onions
5 mini white onions
3 handfuls of garlic scapes (which, FYI, are the tops of a garlic plant. You can cut them off early so that the garlic bulb can grow larger)
5 quarts of peas (maybe 2 left)
1 enormous cucumber
1 squash
3 zucchini
2 heads of cabbage
1.5 lbs carrots (still a few in the fridge)
3 beets
1 stalk of broccoli
chives and chive flowers
2 bunches of scallions
basil (the only thing that went bad on us)

Does that seem like a lot? It seems like a lot to me. Yay us and vegetables. I can promise you we would NOT have eaten that many vegetables from the grocery, for sure. Not to mention that many locally grown things.

Things We Bought From the Grocery:
grapefruit, bananas, lemons, mango (very un-local fruit)
bread, burger buns
large onions
fresh ginger
turkey sausage

And I really think that may be it. The grocery has been gloriously absent from my life in the past month. On the other hand, it really is interesting to think of what we'd be living without if we were buying only locally grown food. Even if we limited our local-only edict to produce and fruit, this month we'd do without corn, tomatoes, large onions, garlic, mushrooms, and of course all the citrus fruit and bananas. We'd have lots of strawberries this month, but would be unable to have them again until next year.

Things That Are Now Painfully Clear Because We Have A Blog:
Kyle cooks most of the time
Kyle is the only one that can cook without a recipe

Um, that last part was not on the syllabus when I signed up for this class.