Now is the time of year when farming is really rewarding. Think tomatoes and basil, fresh salsa, cucumbers made into refrigerator pickles or just sprinkled with salt. Yum. This weekend we had a community work day on the farm, for pot-luck most of the dishes came right from the field, fresh basil pesto, grape tomatoes and sliced cucumbers, sliced heirloom tomatoes and so much more.
Today though it was all about watermelon. We didn’t contribute a watermelon to this weekend’s festivities because we weren’t sure if they were ready. So today we gave it a try. It wasn’t at peak but still sweet and oh so fresh. We tried a muskmelon next and that was much better.
I should have got a picture of the look on the children’s face as they waited to see what the inside looked like then danced around singing a made up song about watermelon.
Also on today’s agenda was sweet corn. The children wanted to help pick but some of those stalks were pretty tough so they satisfied themselves with sampling. We grew white (instead of bi-color) sweet corn at my mother’s request and were blown away. It was awesome, eaten raw, right in the field.
Our CSA customers will get a nice treat this week.
So happy eating, get out and enjoy the summers bounty! Feel free to share some of your favorites also.