A different kind of subway food
Dog days of summer, and although sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines, our Community Supported Agriculture
share is providing an enormous bounty: fennel, cilantro, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, onions, six corn cobs, kohlrabi, blueberries, and some tasty red berries that I can't remember the name of, courtesy of Garden of Eve Farm
All this is delivered to our new community garden, called the Transit Garden, because it's located right above the entrance/exit to/from the Carroll Street subway stop on the F train. The garden itself is flourishing, full of flowers and all sorts of greenery. The local elementary school's vegetable boxes are already packed with reddening tomatoes, kale, chard, cucumbers, runner beans, and peppers.
Meanwhile, giving their ultimate seal of approval, as we were picking up our veggies and chatting with our neighbors, two enormous Monarch butterflies toured the spot, and a bumblebee carried out his own CSA operation by stopping to collect the nectar from the roses in our garden box.
I tell you, it doesn't get much better than that.