After losing a lot of great Farmer's Market weekends with an injury that laid me up for weeks I have been very disappointed in what little of my experiment I accomplished. In April I had big dreams that by down my freezer would of been stocked and our basement pantry shelf would be lined with goods. Maybe that was a dream a little too out of reach, I have never tried to properly preserve or freeze foods before.
I am not completely down on myself. For all the weeks I was not out of town or injured I made it faithfully. Twice in the rain and once on crutches....and even more times with a hangover, getting up earlier than I ever would want to on a lazy Saturday.
Looking forward, I am still not at a place I can devote the attention I need to a fall garden nor the skill level. Not sold on CSA's yet, I love the idea but not the limitations on food selection in fall/winter. One thing I am going to attempt is growing some different salad greens in some plant pots. Won't be a full investment in gardening, but it might be a nice trial run to see if I have any sort of green thumb. www.bhg.com has some great container ideas, including pots (that I have failed to grow flowers in) that might be enough to keep the rabbits out and get a healthy side item on the dinner table each night.
Lettuce was one of those things that was hard for me to keep up with at the farmer's market. I always got some much of it and then trying to wash it and keep it non-wilted by the end of the week to get a few lunches out of it wasn't working for me. maybe going out and plucking off a meals work will. We will see!