Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Harvest time and a garden raid!!!!
Once upon a time there was a 1.5 acre garden with food that was going to waste. Step in two wonderful ladies to harvest the garden and I was the lucky girl who was included on the split (as I was not around for the harvest).
Beautiful ladies,some wine and a three way of these amazing vegetables. Peppers, leeks, carrots, eggplant, jalapenos, cayenne peppers, parsnips, beets, zucchini, greens and now it is time to eat!!!
I also found some pasta that will be dined on tonight to accompany these delicious veggies as well as some local pine mushrooms and chantrelle mushrooms.
The next step with the veggies is storing them for the winter and a little gardening will be done for that as well as making space in the basement for a root cellar. Some day I will learn how to can and have a cellar full of wonderful food but until then, I will learn how to preserve what has been given!
What are the gardens like in your town? Are there people with too much food to harvest? Do you have a program to make sure that food doesn't go to waste.....like a volunteer program to pick the food and crop share?????
Have a magically delicious day!