What a weekend it was! Because of the threat of frost, our CSA, Bluebird Gardens, had a FREE pick of tomatoes, sweet corn, and peppers. Do you think we could resist? (If your answer is “Not in a million years!” you’re close.)
So on Friday afternoon Trevor drove out to the farm (about 60 miles away) and picked two 5-gallon pails of tomatoes, one 5-gallon pails of green peppers, and about 2 dozen more ears of corn. We probably could have gotten more corn, but our freezer is getting pretty full.
So, in addition to my Kiwanis club’s pancake feed (which I worked at both Saturday and Sunday mornings), we made salsa this weekend.
Eighteen quarts and one pint, to be exact. And we still have about two large cookie sheets of tomatoes on our dining room table, waiting for them to completely ripen. Then we’ll probably make another batch (or two) of salsa.
AND we’ve got eight one-quart freezer bags full of chopped peppers. . . and still about a cookie sheet left of those, as well.
Trevor did get all the new corn shucked and in freezer bags while I was working at the pancake feed.
It feels so wonderful knowing that I’ll be able to make fried corn all winter with my fabulous CSA sweet corn from the freezer! And I think we’ll have enough salsa to last quite a while, too. Bring it on, winter!