Friday, August 5, 2011

What's for Dinner?

This summer we became customers of  Dave's Produce Packs.  Dave went to school with my girls and worked with #2 for a few summers at a local fresh vegetable market nearby.  Now Dave has graduated from university, bought the market from its retiring owners and started his own organic gardening business with a few of his buddies. Don't you just love young entrepreneurs who are aware of the importance of local, fresh, quality food?
So every spring he takes on about 250 customers who agree to spend 40-50 dollars/week to buy his organic produce.  Here's what we got this week:

Cilantro or Dill
Kale or Lettuce or Swiss Chard
Scapes or Grape Leaves
Red Onions or Spanish Onions or Green Onions
Free Run Eggs
Cranberry and Raisin Bread (The dried fruit is organic as well, of course)

$50 Customers:
Sugar Snap Peas or Cauliflower or Peas
So, this was our bounty for supper:
I've never had purple potatoes before.  They were so delicious and had a creamy consistancy.  I think I mentioned before how every night Mr LC asks 'what kind of pie are we having for dessert?'  Then I just laugh?  Well, he hit the jackpot tonight.
Raspberry baby, all the way.  I'm stuffed.


Makeminemidcentury said...

Oh, that's good food!!

I wondered where you were getting all this organic fruit and vege from. That's a lot though for two people. You may have to share with the girls.

Raspberry pie recipe? Do you make your own pastry?

I love cauliflower.

LeAnn said...

I'll have a piece of pie please...great dinner!

An Urban Cottage said...

And don't you just love supporting local entrepreneurs that producing fresh, quality good. That's awesome.

That plate of vegetables looks delicious. There's nothing better than fresh potatoes and beans. It's the perfect vintage combination.

And that pie ain't shabby either. Can I have a doggie bag?

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I have wanted to join a CSA for some time now. Financially though with 3 college tuition's that need to be paid I have to wait until they are out of school. They are rather pricey in my area. Everything you cooked looks delicious, I would love a piece of that pie right about now.

the gardener's cottage said...

oh my that looks delish deb. what are you going to do with those grape leaves?

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Yum! I keep thinking about joining something like that. Your treats look delicious!

Laura said...

where's my dinner invite?!
I should mention that you have shared your parsley with me :) Thank you.

Razmataz said...

Ok, we went out for dinner, skipped dessert and now I am really craving a piece of pie.....raspberry pie.

Cheyenne said...

Brilliant! There are nothing better than fresh veggies/fruit. Oh my..making me hungry!!

Raine and Sage said...

I feel a little healthier just for looking at your dinner. You can get purple carrots too!
Mr LC must have been very pleased with his pie. It looks delicious!

the domestic fringe said...

Wow! What a great place to get your veggies. Dinner looks very good. Purple potatoes? Too fun! The Pie does look Ah-Mazing. I don't blame MR. LC one bit for wanting to know what's for dessert before he eats his dinner. ;-)

Linda said...

OH. MY. Beautiful looking food...I would love to belong to something like this!

Rural Revival said...

You didn't tell me there was raspberry pie for dessert!

bekahjane said...

The raspberry pie looks absolutely delist!

Anonymous said...

Those purple potatoes looks very interesting; I simply love vegetables. Any kind. And your plate, reminded me of a pattern called 'Pheasant', I wonder if it's the same. I can hardly look at that raspberry pie, looks like too much heaven in the same time. I do wish we had a Dave person around.

Debi@7Gates said...

I love that your supporting Dave's CSA. I have an organic farm in my back woods and several actually all around the county. It's a good thing. Oh..... that rasberry pie, yummy!

Auntie Bliss said...

that is so cool about the vegetables!
wow, that would inspire some meals alright.
Your pie crust looks amazing. I've never had a raspberry pie, can you believe it? I don't guess anybody around here even grows them.