Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a summertime treat

I've got to keep it short today, but I didn't want to miss my chance to link up over at the 52 Photos Project. This week's theme is "a summertime treat".  So many things came to my mind for this one, but I didn't get around to actually shooting any of my cool ideas. Sigh.

One thing I do love about summer is the load of vegetables that I get to pick up every week at my CSA. For those not familiar, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a farm that brings their goodies into the city and sells them to urban black thumbs like myself that have no space for a garden of their own. We pay for the season in advance, which gives the farmer cash to grow his veggies, and we reap the benefits from June-October. (we also share in the risk so if there is no crop, it's too bad for us even though we paid.)

Here's a quick iPhone shot of my loot from yesterday:

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We've got some mint, swiss chard, kale, peppers, garlic scapes (love!), kohlrabi, peas and more!  For more summertime treats, click on the link below.

52 Photos Project

16 comments:

Jen said...

Beautiful photo! I love the colors of summer vegetables. Love CSAs too--this is our first year. Such a great way to support local farmers and get delicious veggies too!

LB said...

Sounds like a great program and love the colors!! So Vibrant!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Yum! It all looks so good.

(You should add some share buttons at the bottom of your posts so I can post your awesome photos to twitter.)

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

I love the abundance of fresh, local food in the summer!

Fantastic photo!

Alita said...

My thumb is brown so I'm completely envious right now.

Cheryl said...

I love the colour in your photo. I've thought of doing the same thing here, from the co-op, but I can never figure out what to do with some of the stuff.

Sylvia @ From The Heart said...

What a colorful armful of goodness! CSA sounds like such a win-win.

(Yay, I can comment here now :) thanks!)

justine said...

wow these look good and what great colours

Bella said...

Awesome treat! What a great idea.

Anna said...

Your veggie loot looks quite bountiful! Love the color harmony you've got going there!!! We've enjoyed similar programs, living in the country, of organic veggie boxes. It's was always a surprise and treat to open them up:)

Cinnamon owl said...

The purple is vibrant amongst the greens, I love it! I love CSA's and Farmer's Market, what a great summer photo capture!

Lis said...

I too love the sense of richness and abundance conveyed by the gorgeous colors and textures! I love the variety - some yummy dishes coming up!
xo Lis

Mandy said...

Yum! Such beautiful, vibrant colors. Gorgeous!

IamthatIam publishing... said...

REally glad the CSA is able to make it for you - Love those shots. You really captured the beauty and art of their life force - it is magic

Meri said...

What a great idea!

Anika said...

beautiful! is the purple Kohlrabi?