We had 45 baskets today. 45. So very exciting. With more participants, the baskets are definitely better. And today had great items, so I am so happy we were able to get everything!
- two heads of romaine lettuce
- two bunches celery
- two packages grape tomatoes
- 78 cute little peppers
- six italian squash
- three bundles of asparagus
- two packages of mushrooms
- fourteen bananas
- two packages strawberries
- seventeen oranges
- fourteen gala apples
The fruit is easy. It will all be eaten. No planning necessary.
Lettuce, celery and mushrooms are easy. They just get used. I am SO excited about mushrooms.
Asparagus -- we end up roasting this with some olive oil and sea salt, then adding some melted butter.
Peppers -- I'm planning to play with stuffing some roasted peppers, to take care of a chunk of these. The others will just be "staples" too, being chopped and added to eggs, casseroles, whatever.
Squash -- that I need to figure out. Not quite sure what I'll do with those.
Grape tomatoes -- some will just be eaten as they are, some will end up in salads, some will be sliced and added to eggs and such.