Careful what you wish for!

I’m sure it’s a coincidence, but last week I complained about all the vegetables we were getting each week in our CSA share, and this week we didn’t get as many.  Here’s what we got this week:

1 head red leaf lettuce
2 cucumbers
1 bunch salad onions (3)
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch beets with greens attached
baby beet greens
green beans
6 ears corn
2 yellow summer squash
2 zucchini

Last week we got an extra lettuce (romaine), and more summer squash, and both Romano beans and wax beans instead of regular green beans. We didn’t get beet greens or beets, but we got an eggplant, and some basil.

I suppose this week’s take is a more reasonable amount of food, but now that I’ve been trained to expect ridiculously massive quantities of produce every week, it doesn’t feel like a good deal if we’re getting less.

I’m also a little annoyed that the “full share” people are always getting the special vegetables when the “half share” people like us aren’t. Maybe this is to be expected, but we’ve only gotten kale and Swiss chard once, and the full share people are getting one or the other (or both!) every week. And this week the full share people got tomatoes. Tomatoes! Possibly the most desirable vegetable, and we didn’t get any. Hopefully it’s just that the tomatoes are only starting to come in, and they didn’t have enough for everyone. But I’m certainly not joining this CSA again if I don’t get some tomatoes at some point.

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5 Responses to Careful what you wish for!

  1. Pamela says:

    Too bad you are not closer. I’m going to have tomatoes coming out my eyeballs here pretty quick. When I was watering I noticed that one of my tomatoes is so big and aggressive it’s knocking its cage over. I had to prop it up. I’m going to be complaining about the volume. But in a happy way.

  2. ruthling says:

    are you with Parker Farm by any chance? I often found those distributions to be a little frustrating.

    I don’t get as much food in my small share.

  3. Kristin says:

    No, with Wilson Farm. It’s the first year they’ve done a CSA. Where is Parker Farm?

  4. Kristin says:

    Mm, tomatoes! When I was a kid on a farm, we had so many tomatoes that we’d end up eating a lot of them green, just for something else to do with them (also because Nova Scotia can be a bit borderline for tomatoes, and they’re not all ripe by the time the frost hits). Sometimes I think I should garden, but I also know that I tend to not be very realistic about how much time all the activities I plan are actually going to take.

  5. JenT says:

    I suffered the same discrimination with my CSA this week! Those with the small share (which is what I get) received no tomatoes but those with a large share did. Although my neighbor at first mistook them for peaches because they weren’t quite red yet
    Maybe next week!

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