I’m playing catch-up here, so expect a bunch of CSA posts with early-season produce!
Week 04’s share contained:
- forono beets
- field tomatoes
- chard (pink and white stems)
- yellow summer squash
- green beens
The produce below isn’t from my CSA share, but it’s from the same farm… I couldn’t resist picking up raspberries, heirlooms, and lemon cukes.
By mid-July, I’m buying up fruit everywhere I see it. I generally prefer to eat fruit at room temperature (and tomatoes *have* to be kept out of the fridge, else you sacrifice their tomatoness!), so this is always about the time that the fruit flies begin to be a problem. Fruit flies are nasty! I hate them. When I come into the kitchen and hear or see them, I become some weird guerrilla sniper, trying to Miyagi them out of the air, or clap them to death. Eventually I remembered something an old friend taught me (thanks LL!), and built a fruit fly death trap.
To construct a fruit fly trap, you need a glass or jar (you want it to be transparent so that you can have the satisfaction of how many you’ve killed. Yes, I’m a horrible person.), plastic wrap, a rubber band, vinegar (I use about a cup of apple cider vinegar, but I suspect that other types and amounts would work fine), and a skewer or other fine, sharp implement. Pour the vinegar into the glass or jar, stretch the plastic wrap over it tightly, secure with the rubber band, and poke some little holes in the plastic… big enough that the flies can get in, but not so big that they can get out! It works.
1205 Barre Rd
New Braintree, MA 01531