100 pounds for 100 bucks...
The share will consist of approximately:
25 pounds of Carrots
25 pounds of Sweet Potatoes
25 pounds of Assorted Roots including:
parsnips, rutabagas, radishes, beets, celeriac
10 pounds of Butternut squash
10 pounds of Onions
5 stalks Brussels Sprouts
A dozen Heads of garlic
and maybe more!Cool right? We thought so...or, at least, Dave thought so, and I thought just enough to say yes. And then, after he wrote out the check for $100 and handed it in to the farm, I thought a little more about this... What does 100 lbs of veggies ALL AT ONCE look like??? The share will be available for pick up right before Thanksgiving, and we need to take it all at once, so I'll be sure to take pictures and post them. I've also been thinking things like 'What will I(we) DO with 100lbs of mainly root vegetables', 'We don't have a root cellar, so how/where will 100lbs of vegetables be stored', and 'I wonder how much I can manage to give away to family over the Thanksgiving holiday'. These are all thoughts I should have had before I said yes to this $1 per pound vegetable overload. I also should have thought about this before I told David that yes, it was fine with me if he picked up 2 sacks of potatoes from the farm stand on rte 9 in Hadley...I just didn't think about the fact that 2 sacks=50 lbs.
Any suggestions for using potatoes are welcome. In fact, any suggestions at all for using 150 lbs of vegetables/storing 150 lbs of vegetables would also be welcome. In the meantime, I'll be researching ways to store everything, and wishing we'd purchased a home with a root cellar...
Oh yeah, and family members, if you're reading this, Dave and I will bring the sides for Thanksgiving dinners!!! Glad you all like vegetables!