The vegetables are a lie.
I’m disappointed, but I do realize that everyone — even farmers! — are human, and if Farmer Gord doesn’t think his crew could handle the harvest and delivery, well… sometimes things don’t go as intended. Still, I hope that whatever he’s afflicted with turns out not to be that super-bug that’s been going ’round and that he feels better soon. (And no, I’m not just saying that because missing a veggie shipment sucks. Honestly. What kind of soulless, veggie-eating monster do you take me for?)
He’s stated that he’ll make it up to us, but I’m not sure what this means. Do we get bigger shares the next week? This would be non-ideal in my thinking, as really that’s just a recipe for food waste. Maybe he’ll do an early delivery to sneak in a shipment halfway through the week? This makes more sense to me, but seems unlikely, as it would throw off the whole week’s schedule at the farm. I am not-very-secretly hoping that he will supplement next week’s shipment with slightly more veggies than usual, and a dozen of his son’s farm’s eggs. Probably not going to happen, but I would certainly be mollified.
So, what of food this week? Basically, I have no idea what’s going on. While I would normally do my “emergency” groceries on Sunday morning, that won’t be an option this week (as I’m not home until Sunday night), and ye gods, do I ever hate doing groceries during the “dinner crush” of a weekday. So much so that I refuse to do it. Work is hectic enough this coming week that I can’t steal a “work from home” day to sneak in a weekday morning grocery run either.
Still, it’s not all doom and starvation; next week will just be an exercise in eating out of my pantry — adventure awaits! I do still have some veggie staples (carrots, onions, potatoes, frozen peas) along with a cucumber, so I shouldn’t have too much trouble combining those with the contents of our freezers.
I’m more than a little disappointed (especially since this happened on week 9 — it’s my favourite number!) but it is important to keep things in perspective, after all. People get sick, plans get thwarted. Those types of hiccups are what freezers are for.