Earlier this week, we went and picked up our first batch of food from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The photo above is what we got for our share this week. We joined our CSA (Terra Bella Family Farm) for a variety of reasons.
- It’s always great to get fresh produce.
- It’s important to support local agriculture and farms.
- It’s fun to drive out to the farm, pick up the food and meet the people who actually grew it.
- It is going to teach us to try to cook with some new stuff (scapes…? radishes? kale?)
There are probably plenty of other reasons to support local – but these are some of the reasons we have tried it out this year. Part of me really likes what we’re doing – part of me is waiting for “Joining a CSA” to pop up on the Stuff White People Like website (or maybe it already has). Now, I don’t see us going hardcore and pulling off an “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” type of lifestyle. But I feel like this is one way that we can do something small that will have both positive effects in our lives and in our local community.
For those of you who have participated in a CSA before? What was your favorite part? What was one thing you hadn’t eaten before that you really liked?