Monday, September 2, 2013

labor day

Happy Labor Day! It so great to have a three day weekend after traveling for three weeks in a row. We got some things done that we have been putting off, but admittedly not everything. Instead we hung out with friends, had a bonfire, and got to pick cherry tomatoes at our CSA farm.

We get our CSA from JenEhr Farm in Sun Prairie, WI (about 25 minutes from our house). Normally they have CSA members come pick strawberries in the summer, but the past two years the strawberry crop hasn't been great. We got some delicious strawberries in our CSA, but they didn't have enough to host a strawberry picking event. Instead, they invited everyone to come pick cherry tomatoes this weekend. We were really excited to get to see the farm and do something new. Picking cherry tomatoes reminded me of picking blueberries, and in case you ever do it, the best ones are at the top. 

We got red, yellow, orange, and chocolate tomatoes to take home. JenEhr is certified organic, so the bugs were plentiful and there was pollen everywhere. They also let us take home some basil and I couldn't resist taking pictures of the kale plants. So much kale! We know we will be getting kale in our CSA for weeks to come.


We had to taste the product before taking it home!

Last night we made basil pesto because we have a ton of fresh basil in our yard already and a delicious pear, onion, and gorgonzola pizza with pears from the Farmer's Market.

We rounded out the weekend with some trips to neighborhood establishments, including a new brewery that just opened a couple block from our place. I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend!

Cortado with almond milk at Victory Cafe

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