The Cusp of Fall

Cool, fall-like weather has been the norm here for the past couple of weeks. Overall, the summer has been mostly cool and rainy, but we had shifted into weather that caused me to break out the hoodies. Now, as usual, summer has bobbed its head back up for one final September hurrah. The temperatures snuck back up into the 80s, though there’s blissfully little humidity.

It’s fitting, then, that this week’s share is mostly the greatest hits of late summer – corn, peppers, beans, eggplant. The rain and cool temperatures this year have made it a bummer year for tomatoes and melons, but otherwise, the abundance continues. Salad greens came back on the early side, too, thanks to the cool weather.

This is the pile of delicious that is awaiting me as I type:

CSA share for 9/12/17

Red leaf lettuce, arugula, bell peppers, 2 kinds of green beans, corn, summer squash, potatoes, parsnips, leeks, eggplant, shallots, hot peppers, parsley, apples, peaches.

Tonight, my priority is corn. We’re going to do BBQ baked tofu, corn, and salad, I think. I’ll get creative again tomorrow.

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