I have joined a CSA - which means I have bought a share of a local farm's harvest. I worked it out, and it's substantially cheaper than what I buy at the grocery each week. Every week the farm gathers up the harvest, brings it right to campus (how convenient!), and people who have a share come by and claim their food. I have a fruit share, and a veggie share. I am sharing the veggies with another friend of mine, because each share feeds 2-4 people, and I can't eat that much by myself! I have no such trouble with fruit. I could eat my weight in fruit.
The food each week varies depending on the season, but this week's veggies were:
1 squash, 3 lbs. tomatoes, 2 lbs. bell peppers, 4 hot peppers, 1 head lettuce, 1 lb. salad greens, 1 lb. onions, 2 eggplants, and 1.5 lb. green beans.
Thank goodness my friend is coming by to take half of that off my hands! And the fruit was:
1 small cantaloupe, 1 small watermelon, and seven peaches.
I was invited to a Labor Day BBQ, and I volunteered to bring the pasta salad. Well, I intended to make a pasta salad, but it ended up being more a vegetable salad with a few macaronis thrown in for good measure...
Small red onion, bunch of tomatoes, half a chile pepper, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, can of whole corn, can of red kidney beans, minced garlic clove, and of course the pasta. All tossed in a dressing of vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and 1 tsp. chili powder, and dash salt and sugar.
I had none left to take back from the BBQ. :)