Tuesdays are my day off. I don’t handle 24-hours of freedom very well. Yes, I love to read and lazily drink my cup of english breakfast in my flannel with the rest of the world–but then I think of all the productive things I could (and should) be doing and my relaxation bliss turns into me repenting for my deadly sin of sloth. I wanted something to do on Tuesday that would occupy my wandering mind but still provide solace after working my stressful hosting shift on Nama’s half-price night. I thought about exercising–getting that good anaerobic exercise, but just the thought of jogging makes my muscles cramp and my bones ache. I’m not particularly artistic or creative making sewing, painting, or drawing out of the picture. Man-oh-man what is a girl to do with 24 hours of free time.
That’s when I got the perfect message. It came via cyberspace, but it’s sender was merely 1-mile away as the crow flies.
“Does anyone want to work the dirt at Organicism farm to and receive a free CSA share?” it asked.
I thought about it for a whole two minutes.
Question 1 to myself: Do you love free food? Who doesn’t
Question 2 to myself: Do you have time? Yes, Tuesday!
Brilliant. And so it came to be that my Tuesdays are now spent working at Ryan and Jessica’s farm in Seymour. This is my first official week as a CSA’er and I must say I am quite smitten. In addition finding peace working in the cool mountain air, I have a basket (with a nifty handle) full of produce begging to be made into something delicious.
CSA Basket Week 1
- Arugula pesto pizza
- Arugula pesto cream cheese spread served with late summer vegetable sandwiches
- Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
- Pumpkin Penne with pan-fried rosemary butter
- Late fall salad- with butter lettuce, micro-radishes, pears, caramelized walnuts and lemon-garlic dressing
- The slaw was gone in less than one hour…oops