You see, unlike other farmers who point back to long lineage of farm owners and operators, my own past is filled primarily with landless peasants and farm laborers. In a similar way to my grandpa who traveled to EGF from Floodwood in the 30's, my grandma Adele's family brought themselves to the Red River Valley in the midst of the depression. They came to work the fields because, no matter how tough hoeing potatoes sounds, it sure beat the poverty and shame of the Turtle Mountain Reservation.
|Historic picture of East Grand Forks potato warehouse (Source: https://robbielafleur.com)|
In the box:
- Arugula: This was much prettier a few days ago before the monsoon and hail.
- Cilantro: Small bunch with red band
- A Couple Peppers
- A Couple Tomatoes
- Bunch of Beets
- Buttercup Squash: Seemingly everybody's favorite with a deep orange flesh inside
- Acorn Squash: Great for stuffing (think pork stuffing cooking inside in the oven...) with a yellow flesh
- Red Onion
- Daikon Radish: I always suggest using in a salad with vinegar and sugar...something like this http://www.food.com/recipe/musangchae-daikon-white-radish-salad-like-korean-radish-kimc-417657
- Pontiac Potatoes