The harvest is in! Like many other families, we joined a local CSA this summer to ensure a steady supply of fresh produce and to minimize our exposure to Covid-19 at the grocery store. Our boxes over the last few weeks have been filled with a variety of leafy greens, cucumbers, peppers, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, and the carrots and potatoes are just starting to come in. There are fresh and varied choices for everyone in our family, human and furry! While sharing the bounty with our dogs may seem like a luxury – especially in the middle of a pandemic – it isn’t. Our pups get the perfectly delicious and nutritious parts of foods that would otherwise be thrown out or composted like the peels, the bruised parts, the ends, the warts, and the scars. However, not everything that is good for our humans is safe and healthy for our dogs. So, what can we share with them?
As the end-of-summer bounty continues to roll in, we will keep you posted with easy and healthy seasonal dog food recipes. And if you are experimenting with different foods and flavors in your kitchen, we’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, enjoy what is fresh and don’t forget to include your pup. I’m off to try preparing some egg and zucchini fritters. I know the pups will like them, the trouble is getting my two-legged kids to eat something green!