Summer farm share is here!

Yesterday was a really good day.
My ten year old, Eli, came to work with me to help out with lunch and the weekly shopping trip. We knew it would be a busy day, but when we arrived at BCS to start work Sarah reminded us that it was also the first farm share pick up of the summer at the Intervale Center.  Yes!!!! I couldn't have picked a better day to bring along a kid assistant!

We couldn't wait to get to the barn, and when we arrived our excitement was matched by the enthusiasm and warmth of the volunteers who met us. I am slightly biased, because one of those volunteers is a fantastic BCS parent/board member/fundraiser/cheerleader  I'm always happy to spend a few minutes (or an hour) catching up with. But truly, the whole operation is really something special. We were greeted by folks who happily retrieved our 2 giant boxes of produce from the gorgeous new walk-in fridge inside the new barn, and then cheerfully packed it all into our van. Really!
All Eli and I had to do was sample the delicious snacks that were on hand.
Hunger Free VT had a representative there  (Hi Becca!) demonstrating a few recipes using some of the veggies everyone was receiving this week - frittata with zucchini and basil, and cucumbers with homemade ranch dressing. We couldn't wait around for the frittata to finish cooking sadly, but the ranch dressing was incredibly good.

Becca also had some great handouts with local resources for extra food during the summer, recipes for the veggies in our shares, and info about shopping and meal planning on a budget.  Really well done, and useful info too.

Basically, this project is great and I'm so proud of everyone involved with it, especially the folks who are accessing this awesome local food.  It makes me proud of our town. Go Burlington!

But the best part... serving up local greens for lunch today.

We even had visitors! Margot's parents stopped by and joined us for turkey burgers, Digger's Mirth greens, and pineapple.

 Ahhh summer!

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