The farm share ended last Thursday. I realized that it was only towards the end of the summer that I was really using the swap box right.
The swap box is a share box that's put out so each shareholder can swap one thing that they don't want in their share for something they do want. I tend to pick up my share fairly early, so I have a choice of pretty much anything in the share; I suspect the people who come later in the pickup period have fewer options.
What I realized was that there's more in the box than I can possibly eat, and I have friends who are willing to take almost anything off my hands. So the thing to concentrate on is what's in the swap box that I want more of -- not what's in the share that I don't want any of. If there isn't anything that I can imagine using twice what's in the share, I don't swap anything.
But usually there is. I just finished the second radicchio I took a couple of weeks ago -- they keep quite well, so since I like them, having two instead of one wasn't a problem. But the parsley is quite nice, but I doubt that I would have finished two bunches while they were still nice.
This last week I took a second bunch of mustard greens (leaving the kale), which work really well both in salads and with my . They might wilt enough that you wouldn't use them in a salad before I finish them, but they'll still be fine for cooked greens.