Those splashes of color are kohlrabi (in purple) and strawberries (in red, obviously). The strawberries were pick-your-own, which, for future reference, I don't advise doing in 2" heeled shoes. But I managed to tip toe around and get my 3 quarts worth. They are sweet, juicy and absolutely beautiful:
I'm sure there will be strawberry shortcake in our future, and I might try my hand at strawberry jam. As for the other veggies, I see lots of salads over the next week. Not sure what I'm going to do with the kohlrabi (having never prepared it before), but I'll be sure to share whatever I come up with. If you have any ideas - let me know!
Before I run off, I thought I'd share some pictures from our hike up Mt. Tom yesterday. It was a beautiful day for a hike and we were treated to some incredible views:
Ready to hike!
A view of UMass Amherst
The town of Easthampton
Mountain View Farm - our CSA farm