15 July, 2009


Did I ever tell you about the time we were heckled at our wedding?  In the middle of our vows, when I promised to nurse Hubby's wounds, his brother not so quietly commented on the challenge that would be.  And when we were walking down the aisle, vows said, kisses made, and the juggler wrapped up the bridal party colluded and shouted out, "Finally!"

Sheesh, you'd think we'd dated forever.  It had only been six years, with two years of living together.  A mere blip of time.

Why do I tell you that?  Well, I felt like shouting out, "Finally!" when I got the email that we were going to receive our first CSA delivery.  I am way too excited about this.  Maybe it's because we've only just got our lawn and there has been no fresh green in my life for weeks and weeks and weeks? Maybe it's because I can still only fantasize about a garden on my own? Maybe because I know what a struggle it's been for our farmers, and so many others?  Or maybe I just wanted to feel inspired by some simple food and wonderful people?

Regardless of the reason I happily, yes happily loaded up the girls and both dogs to the pick-up zone this evening -by myself, after a full day of work and some single parenting.  The girls said hello to Jonathon and Andrea, their farmers.  The Monster carried the baby beets and turnips back to the car while Smilosaurus munched on a piece of turnip greens.  And I walked down the aisle of the parking lot, screaming "finally!" in my head.


Vincci said...

The beets look SO colourful and gorgeous! I've always viewed them as a fall food, so I'm pleasantly surprised that you're getting them this early.

PunkRawkKnitter said...

Where do you sign up for that? I would love a crate of farm fresh veggies once a week.

The Messy Baker said...

Great story. At our wedding, people laughed during the vows. We wrote our own and had no idea we would draw a chuckle when we earnestly promised "to listen even though I might not like what you have to say."

I know the feeling when the harvest rolls in. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a nice bunch of produce - did you make anything special with those veggies?