Friday, August 20, 2010
Beyond the Backyard Garden
I don't have room in my garden to grow squash or melons so I am thankful for the farmer's market. Wednesday evening after the board meeting I left work and pedaled the two blocks to the farmer's market, just making it in time before they closed. We now have shredded zucchini in the freezer for bread this winter.
When I got home I grilled burgers with beef from my husband's family and eggplant, potatoes and cabbage from our garden. We had the melon from the farmer's market for dessert. It was a delicious, local, homemade dinner, and with all the produce we are preserving there will be many more.
Last night my husband brought two zucchini home from work. His employer grows a huge garden with help from the employees and after the produce is picked they place it on a table for the employees to take. He brought home green beans earlier and said that soon there will be corn. We really appreciate the corn, because like the squash and melon we don't have room in our garden for corn. It takes more than our backyard garden to fill the pantry.