I can not WAIT until spring. Not only is the cold weather dragging on a bit too long for my liking, Marty and I also have a CSA to look forward to!
Today, we officially joined the Vollmer Farm CSA that begins in April. A CSA basically means you are buying a share of the harvest. You get in season, fresh from the farm fruits and veggies, but you also face the risks of a bad drought or cold spell. Fingers crossed we dont run into those problems!
I have been to Vollmer’s a few times to go berry picking. They have some of the best berries around, hands down. They pride themselves in organic farming. If my research is accurate, the farm has been in the family for 5 generations. Their CSA always sells out, so the first day I got the email, we signed up.
I also was a part of a CSA a few years ago, and enjoyed how it challenged me to cook and eat fruits/veggies I wouldnt normally buy. Like beets. Or turnips (those I gave to a friend at work-eek).
Here is a brochure from one of their previous CSAs that gives background on why they do it, what is included etc:
Support your local farmers and join a CSA this year. I’m certain you’ll enjoy it!