We signed up for a CSA this year – Community Supported Agriculture – which is basically a means of getting fresh local produce delivered to your door. We get a box of veggies every Thursday from a farmer based in nearby Iroquois, Ontario. We're guaranteed to get 16 weeks of veggies!
Today was our second delivery and, while there's still a lot of leafy greens like lettuce, spinach, and chard coming – the produce that matures first – we are starting to see a few more substantial veggies in the box. The cool things about it is that it's always a surprise to see what's in the box on Thursday evening – we're never told in advance. Makes meal planning a little tougher, but we view it as a challenge – to see how we can use these veggies before the next week's shipment arrives.
This week's veggies included a few things we don't eat very often (swiss chard, beets, and radishes) as well as something we've never even tried to cook with: garlic scapes (the curly things in the picture).
Not quite sure what to do with the scapes, but a quick online search yielded a recipe for a garlic scape pesto that looks pretty good, and requires about the amount that we received. So, problem solved. Maybe we'll freeze some if it's good.