I signed up for a “winter share” of food from a local farm. I had a LOT of anxiety about this decision. I tried to talk to T about it. He calmly reiterated his preference for organic, local food, and then told me it was my call. Not. Helpful. I called my mom. She said go for it, how else will you find out. So I went for it.
I got an email from my farmer yesterday, giving me the rundown on tomorrow’s pending delivery. I can expect to receive the following:
- 2 lbs carrots
- 5 lbs beets
- 2 lbs yellow onions
- 2 lbs butternut squash
- 2 lbs spaghetti squash
- 24 lbs fingerling potatoes
- 4lbs whole wheat flour
- 4 lbs pinto beans
I am imagining a giant pile of food, cascading over the edge of a very large box that is too heavy for me to lift on my own. It’s supposed to last me a month, until my next delivery comes. Oh, and they are having an egg-boom so I’ll get a 1/2 dozen eggs for FREE! Free is nice. Another 6 eggs…I already have a dozen from egg lady. Quiche? Souffle? Meringue? Frittata?
“You’re just like your dad,” says T, this morning, as I chatter away about what in the world am I going to do with 4 POUNDS of pinto bean. I think he says this because we both spend a lot of time talking food preparation strategy, reading about food, and thinking about what’s for dinner. As for the beans, my farmer suggests refried beans. I am contemplating pinto bean hummus. Do you think that would work?
I have cascading anxiety over this giant pile of food. Will it keep? Where should I store it? The garage? Will it get too cold? What is the perfect thing to make with it? What can I make that won’t involve lots of other ingredients?
Did I mention I also bought a chicken from this farm. Coc a vin? I already found a recipe.