One of the reasons I love our daycare is that they try to support the whole family. As a part of our tuition, we get access to weekend classes for the kiddos, parenting webinars, and even craft skills courses. Now, they've added to these offerings. The center is a new pick up spot for FreshFarm, a local farm share program.
I've always wanted to do a farm share, and there are lots of offerings in our area, but we've never gone through with a subscription. It was never the cost that scared us, just the logistics. Now, we get to pick up our bag at the same time we pick up our kiddo.
We collected our first farm share this week. Despite being a family of three, we went with the "personal" level. It's supposed to feed one to two people, but the bounty is still more than enough for us. I can't imagine how huge the "family" share is. That's supposed to cover three to four people, but I think we'd be absolutely buried in an avalanche of fruits and vegetables.
Our first bag was a lot of greens (collards, lettuce, and kale) but it also included some potatoes, green onions, squash, zucchini, turnips, cauliflower, and even a pint of sweet cherries. We meal prep and shop for groceries on Saturdays. Our pick up day is Tuesday. I'm going to have to be flexible about swapping out veggies so that we don't waste too much of this beautiful produce. Also, my freezer is about to be my best friend.
I think I know what to make with most of these items, but I know we'll get new to me produce. To help figure out recipes, I re-signed up for The Farm Share newsletter. It offers recipe ideas for farm shares every week.
If you are in a farm share, what recipes are your favorites? I am open to any and all suggestions!