Edamame Galore!

Last weekend we had a cool Saturday at the lake, so my family decided to head to Bluebird Gardens, our CSA, for an Edamame harvest.  What a great time.  The plants were absolutely loaded and we all had a great time.  We managed to pick about 10 gallons and immediately brought them home to prep and freeze for delicious eating all winter long.

Ann picking Edamame in the field

To save them, we blanched them quickly in boiling water for about 30 seconds, and then put them in an ice bath for about the same amount of time.  Then they were bagged and put in the freezer.  Of course we saved some to eat fresh, and I think I ate more than my share in the field as well!

The family time in the field was fantastic, but what was even better was watching my kids picking the Edamame.  The look on their face when they saw the bean that they loved at home was great.  It’s really important to me that my kids understand where their food comes from, and going out to the farm to see it first hand is the best way to do it.

I’ve had them out picking corn and beans as well, and we are looking for more harvests in the fall.

 

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