Today was one of those days where nothing really happens. My little one and I hung outside where it was mostly overcast and not as hot as it has been. We played with flowers and dandelions. Probably the biggest thing to occur today was our trip to the CSA pick up. Every Thursday, we head down toward Old Town and pick up the weeks share of veggies and fruit. It’s always fun to look at the app at the beginning of the week to see what the weeks pickings include. Then, Thursday’s we walk down and load up our veggies; which gives us the opportunity to also appreciate peoples flower gardens along the way, and it never fails that someone will stop and talk to my cupkeiki (she’s just too cute to ignore!). When we get home, we unload and start the process of imagining what to make. This weeks harvest included, zucchini, yellow squash, parsley, cilantro, beets, beans, green onions, kale or chard, butter lettuce, garlic scape, and peaches. It’s a really unique and fun way to get produce. A small share seems to work out well for five people and there is really no need to go buy other vegetables, well except for the staples potatoes and onions.
Our CSA is through, Grant Family Farms, check them out online at: http://www.grantfarms.com/ They also sell produce at the farmers market on Saturdays http://www.downtownfortcollins.com/events.php/detail/531/12. I encourage anyone in the area to check them out, and support your local farmers!