Tis the season of first
As the season grows along, each week we anticipate the first harvest of this or that. These last two weeks we harvested “firsts” of blueberries, peaches, beans, peppers, zucchini squash, tomatoes.
It’s a wonderful experience to sit down to a meal with “the first” beans or blueberries of the season after such a long awaited absence – and to know they were only grown but a few feet away from the dinner table! Even better when you share your table with others and can’t help but proudly point out that they are eating “the first” of something.
Eating fresh within the seasons gives one a connection/awareness and appreciation of one’s food source. Knowing a certain growing season is fleeting makes one truly appreciate homegrown from the good earth. As urban farmers and urban homesteaders we have learned a valuable lesson. We, through such growing experience, realize that we are on nature’s time – not man’s frenzied 24/7/365.
There’s a season….
Today we are going to have our very first dish with homegrown green beans… I can’t wait. Not that I’m drooling but it’s pretty darn close.
What “firsts” are you taking (or anticipating) your first bite?