I don't care about spots on my apples
Just leave me the birds and the bees...
- Joni Mitchell
Get out your paring knife and your crumble toppings, your oatmeal and brown sugar, your arugula and cabbage slaw. Laura even puts apples on her pizza this time of year! Currently, over 70% of the apples in the apple juice sold in the US come from China. In light of that report, an organic apple from The Hickories is a rarity in this topsy turvy world. To put it in the most euphemistic terms possible, a locally grown organic apple teaches us that we must learn to share our food with the "other creatures of this world," creatures who leave their beauty marks as calling cards on our organic apples. But there is something special for me about cutting out a few brown spots or a section that was stung by the curculio (a common apple pest) and knowing that what is left is just "apple apples" to coin a phrase. Enjoy!
In this week's share:
- shishito peppers (last year's rookie crop of the year. Blister in a pan with a little oil and sprinkle with salt, and eat whole.)
Reminder that Monday CSA members pickup today, Wednesday. The Autumn CSA share is now sold out. We will keep you posted with news of a Winter Share (gasp.. could it be?!.. yes!)
All the best,