Fresh Fork week #22

1 pack of berkshire pork chops, center cut and boneless.  Approx 1 to 1.25 lbs

1 quart farmstead yogurt

8 oz aged cheddar cheese

1 head napa cabbage

1 quarter peck jonagold apples

1 bag of mixed salad/braising greens

2 count butternut squash

This is the last week of the summer CSA.  But that doesn’t mean I’m going to close up shop.  I signed up for the winter CSA also through Fresh Fork Market.  This one is a little different in that it will be every other week except for the first two weeks.   Also, I am splitting it with my sister and her family.  This was a little too much food for us, but I didn’t want to give it up entirely because I enjoy it so much.  So this is a good fit, and hopefully, my sister will enjoy it as much as I do.


Fresh Fork week #19

1 half gallon apple cider

1/2 lb leaf spinach

1 bunch swiss chard

1 bunch leeks

1 head broccoli

4 oz piece brie

1 head kohlrabi

2 ct winter squash (butternut)

Quarter peck pears (approx 4-5 depending on size)

I regret not getting a better picture here, but I was in crazy mode preparing for guests to arrive on short notice.

The kohlrabi is in the back and center, and the broccoli came with large steams and leaves attached.  It was impressive.

Fresh Fork week #18

1 lb ground Italian sausage

1 large pizza dough shell, rolled in a ball and frozen

1 bag of heirloom corn chips

1 16 oz jar of Blaze Gourmet salsa

Approx 1.5 lb onions (about 2 medium candy onions)

Approx 2 lbs tomatoes for making sauce

2-3 hot banana peppers

fresh mozzarella

It’s pizza week!  We also received a bag of corn chips that even the kids ate on the way home along with a jar of our favorite brand of salsa- Blaze Gourmet.

Fresh Fork week #17

1 whole pasture raised chicken

3 lbs sweet potatoes

3 bulb hardneck garlic

2 lbs concord grapes

6 ears sweet corn

1 lb green beans

1 sleeve leaf lettuce

We love the flavor of these concord grapes.  But they are kind of a pain to eat cause you have to get the seeds out.  The little ones can’t handle it.  So I may try to make some jam with them.  😮  I just have to find some mason jars first.

Fresh Fork week #16

1 pint mixed color cherry tomatoes

1 package chicken sausage (4 links, 1.25 lbs)

1 dz pastured chicken eggs

1 bunch carrots with tops

1 bunch turnip greens

3 ct poblano chili peppers

1.5 lbs Stanley plums


Nothing too unusual except those funky carrots. 🙂

Fresh Fork week #15

1 lb pumpkin sage linguini

2 lb log of butter made from grass-grazed, organic milk

2 ct eggplant

2 red peppers

2 ct winter squash (spaghetti)

Approx 1.5 lbs tomatoes

1 lb green beans

Quarter peck Gala apples

1 head leaf lettuce

Those gala apples were quite good.  3 never made it home because we ate them in the car.

We’ve made a couple meals this week that look like this with various veggies.  Meat, sliced garlic, and veggies sauteed in butter/olive oil, placed on top of delicious pasta, and topped with parmesan cheese.  Simple, nutritious, and delicious.

Fresh Fork week #14

6 ears super sweet Miria 301 corn

3 lbs yukon gold potatoes

2 ct green bell peppers

1 lb green beans

Approx 1.5 lbs Flaming Fury Lucky 13 and John Boy peaches (freestone peaches)  These are big, delicious peaches!

2 ct cucumbers

2 ct yellow summer squash (probably last of the summer already)

8 oz bag or bunch of kale

1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes

Yummy stuff.  And have you ever received such nice packaging on your ground beef!?

I almost forgot to mention the huge cantaloupe we received.  I thought they got those last week when we were on vacation.  So maybe they didn’t have them ready last week and we got it this week.  I kind of feel like I am cheating by taking it, but oh well. It is a very sweet cantaloupe!