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The Farmers Never Sleep

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At least that’s how we feel. Today was just another day with a CSA delivery, even though it is Independence Day. You have to harvest crops when they are ready and don’t mess up the rhythm by canceling a CSA day.

Week Seven. Ten items. All of them really things we enjoy. OK, I swapped the kale for fennel, but only because I love fennel.

The list:
1 Bunch French Heirloom Round Carrots- De Glae Organic Farm
2 Slicing Cucumbers- Elm Tree Organics
1 Head Read Leaf- Peaceful Valley Organics
1 Bag Yellow Wax Beans- Sunny Slope Organics
3 Green Zucchini- Autumn Blend Organics
1 Bunch White Beets- Windy Hollow Organics
1 Bunch Fresh Red Onions- Windy Hollow Organics
1 Bag Pickling Cucumbers- Eagle View Organics
1 Bag New Red Potatoes- Green Valley Organics
1 Bunch Green Kale- Life Enhancing Acres (swapped for fennel)

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I am really happy to see the pickling cucumbers as my husband loves dill pickles and I bought crocks last year at Zanesville Pottery in Ohio.

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One for pickles and one for sauerkraut. These crocks remind me so much of those my grandparents used.

Today to celebrate the Fourth, we went off to a crab feast at a fellow ham’s (amateur radio) place. I took a potato/green bean salad using up my green beans and a couple of boxes of TLv farm potatoes.

With the wax beans and red potatoes, I can do some for us this weekend.

And, the carrots. These are my favorite freezing carrots. Blanch them. Put them in a bag. In the middle of winter, grate them in soups and sauces.

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It was a busy day today. We are bushed. But, had a great picnic dinner with locally made sausages from Red Apron Butcher, and with crabs from LP Steamers. Paired with Yuengling Lager from my husband’s home town, a real US based feast for the Fourth of July.

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About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  1. oh, jealous of those crocks! I wonder if we keep our house too warm to do that. I really want to start making kimchi.

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