CSA, Round Two, has begun and I couldn’t be happier. For those of you unfamiliar with a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), our CSA from New Century Farms is a weekly delivery of pesticide-free vegetables and fruits right to our doorstep. In other words, from the farm to our home in one stop, fresher than fresh produce arrives each week, much to my and the boys’ delight.
Last year was the Sweet Pea family’s first CSA experience and overall we were happy enough to repeat our subscription this year. I had absolutely no complaint about the quality of the produce (amazing) or the variety of unique produce (wonderful). If I hesitated in the least in renewing our CSA subscription, it was due to the large amount of produce we were given in the middle of the summer.
Huge amounts of summer crops arrived weekly, to the extent that vegetables and fruits were served plentifully at each meal and yet, even our family of four could not consume all the produce. I eventually began freezing the produce for future use which was wonderful to have on hand, especially after the summer growing season ended, but truthfully, was a good bit of work. But all in all, we obviously were pleased, and renewed our CSA subscription.
I shared this link last year, but it is such a great resource, I wanted to share it again. Localharvest.org is a one-stop shop for information on local farmers’ markets, CSAs, farms that sell on-site and even mail order products from local farms.
Localharvest.org even has lists of locally grown produce according to region, so you can plan ahead for your trip to a farmers’ market to know what produce might be available to purchase.
So check out localharvest.org and find your way to some of this summer’s bounty.