Sunday, April 18, 2010


so as I mentioned over here, we received our first CSA bounty. this week: artichoke, turnips, ruby lettuce, lacinato kale, chard, onion, chantenay carrots, beets, white carrots, leeks, haas avocados, cilantro, spinach, celery, arugula and broccoli. yum.

what initially drew me to "Join the Farm" - aside from their location and that they are certified organic - was their website, full of good, straight-forward info:

from the Join the Farm website:
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, an arrangement in which subscribers buy a portion of a farmer’s crop at the beginning of the season and then receive weekly boxes of whatever is being harvested fresh from the field.

Why join a CSA?
At a time when most of our food is bred for uniformity and durability at the expense of taste, grown with synthetic pesticides, packaged in unrecyclable materials, and shipped thousands of miles, CSA restores healthy relationships between communities, farmers, and the land. Our produce is seasonal, local, organic, and delicious, and we love having visitors come to see the farm, meet those of us who are growing your food, and even do a little farm work!

We are so excited to be doing this. We are working towards having our elementary school as a drop-off (we need 3 more subscribers to make it happen) and are also trying to set-up a blog for our group of subscribers to share recipes of what they have done with their weekly delivery. (I thought this might be good for all of us after getting numerous emails and mms messages of people's breakfast the first day after our pick-up!) I will keep you posted. And let me know what you find down your way.

CSA Spring 1