How Do You Start Dinner?

February 17, 2020
Volume 1,667
We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.
Jane Elliot
Dear Friends,
When I turned 40, closed up my future trading business, and made the declaration “I’m going to be a farmer”, I of course, had absolutely no idea of what I was getting in to! I thought there were basically three kinds of lettuce: romaine, butter and loose leaf. Little did I know there were at least a hundred varieties and over the years I’ve trialed almost all of them. Whew, what a difference there can be in taste and quality. So although this photo may look like an ordinary head of butter lettuce, our lettuces come to you with a lot of history (including blood, sweat and tears). I find that when I’m faced with ‘what am I going to make for dinner in the evening?’, if I start with lettuce and start adding other chopped vegetables, maybe a hard boiled egg, seasonings, a home made dressing and perhaps some croutons, I’m half way there!
There’s a saying about farmers.They’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh flowers, fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
The ingredients below will be included in our
February 19th and 20th deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.