Sunday, June 27, 2010

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Yesterday was my first pick-up for the CSA I joined this year. This is my first time trying this method of supporting my local farmers. The basic premise is that you pay up-front for a share of the farmer's harvest. It is really a win-win situation. I get fresh, local foods every week for my family and the farmer gets paid during the planting season.

So, yesterday I picked up my bag of bok choy (which they called pak choy), lettuce, radishes, peas and chard. The farmer was also nice enough to give me a discount on some more peas since the amount in the share was not enough to feed a family of 13.

All in all, it should be great fun seeing what comes in each week.

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