Today we made a trip to The Tree Farm, a pick-your-own place about twenty minutes outside of Madison.
This was our haul.
A table full of produce… for less than $30.
- Tony’s habanero hot sauce
- Harvest soup with root veggies and cabbage
- Roasted root veggies: beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, sweet potato (to use throughout the week)
- Fresh herbs frozen in oil (to use throughout the winter)
Still to make this week:
- Pickled Dilly Beans
- Marinara sauce (for one of the THREE spaghetti squashes we came home with…)
- Spicy eggplant and tofu
- Stuffed poblanos
- Pumpkin lasagna
I really hope we do a good job of using all of this produce, if only so we can go back soon and get more. Yeah, it’s a twenty minute drive. And, yeah, you have to do the dirty work of digging up carrots and ripping squash from the vine. But when you can fill your fridge with fresh produce for next to nothing, it’s so, so worth it!
Sundays at The Tree Farm are turning into my new favorite thing. Also, you heard right: after years of saying “I’m gonna make my own hot sauce,” I finally made my own hot sauce with tons of carrot, garlic, onion, and habeñero goodness!