There will be bugs

I love this quote from Tammy at Food on the Food about her CSA produce.

There will be bugs. And holes in the leaves from the bugs. It’s annoying—let’s not pretend that it isn’t. But they’re just bugs. They don’t cause cancer or birth defects, and you can see where they are so they’re about a million times better than invisible, toxic chemicals. But, I’m sure you already knew this.

Exactly.  Or as my friend Sharon, a biologist, says.  Bugs — a little fat, a little protein, eh.

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6 Responses to “There will be bugs”

  1. Daphne Gould Says:

    Ack I hate getting bugs in my salad. I always wash my lettuce very carefully after I harvest it. The worst bug I’ve picked this year in my lettuce was a big fat black spider. At least he kept all the other insects away.

  2. Margaret Says:

    Or you can always just plan on soaking them in water first (big old bowl) and then run them through the salad spinner afterwards.

    Bye-bye bugs. :)

    and yes, salad-spinners are plastic, but I figure they’re a worthy tool.

  3. Katie Says:

    Tammy is one smart cookie.

  4. Kathryn Says:

    Indeed! Give me a bug over a bug spray any day.

  5. Farmgirl_dk Says:

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, HA! Very true. Bugs = protein. But I’m with the gal with the salad spinner. I do NOT want to eat them. I will be washing and spinning, too. :-)

  6. coffeepot Says:

    Yes and I just planted rhubarb and there are even holes in my rhubarb leaves..I thought they were poison?

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