Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vegging out

Every year around this time (i.e., August) the spouse, teenager, and I spend a few days in Amagansett, Long Island, visiting my mother and stepfather. And one of the highlights of our annual trip is visiting Amber Waves and Quail Hill, two community-supported agriculture farms.

There are few things in life more gratifying -- or delicious -- (at least to me and the family) than picking and eating locally grown vegetables (and fruit), especially this time of year. Indeed, we always time our visit so that we can go "picking" with my stepfather at Quail Hill Farm -- and see what Katie and Amanda have growing over at Amber Waves Farm.

Here are some of the highlights of our recent adventure in farming.

Amber Waves Farm, where the volunteers are...

simply radishing.

Hmm... looks like someone picked a peck of peppers (and eggplant).

Upon spying these fine-looking fowl:
Me: Aw, look at the chickens.
The teenager: YUM!
(And, indeed, we had chicken for dinner that night, albeit not those chickens but these, and they were yummy.)

While over at Quail Hill Farm...

I'm pretty sure that eggplant was happy to see me.

And what's this? A sweet cherry tomato from my sweet girl.

And I do believe these little tomatoes are ready for their closeup!

What's that you say? You want some more? Well, lettuce entertain you.

Looking at all these delicious photos makes me miss the farm already, though thanks to the bags of vegetables the teenager picked, we will have fond memories -- and fresh veggies -- for days to come. (Here's the recipe for the Moosewood Tofu-Stuffed Peppers the teenager made for us last night.)

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