Dark Sweet Cherries showed up last Saturday.
Freeze them, dry them, blend them with lemonade, toss some onto a salad - if they make it home that is! When the Sweet Cherries show up, Sour Cherries can't be far behind.
July is fast approaching!
We've had strawberries for several weeks but they won't be here much longer. Now is the time to purchase by the flat for jam, juice, and freezing. Freezing is my favorite way to preserve strawberries for the winter. Last year I somehow ran out of time and only got around to making jam. Let me tell you, I missed them alll winter. And I learned my lesson - there are eight quarts in my freezer right now!
Our lettuce is grown right behind the market,
so we can take a short walk out back and pick more whenever we need to. We keep at least two heads of each type available (Green Leaf, Red Leaf, Ithaca, and Buttercrunch), and you know it's fresh! I didn't know what good lettuce was until we started growing it ourselves. It is so sweet and tender and beautiful!
Regular Peas are still going strong!
We'll have them for a few more weeks, so take a few pounds home to enjoy a little pea-shelling meditation on the front porch.