You may recall that last year we participated in a local CSA for the first time. We really enjoyed the experience but some things with that one didn’t work out well for us. For one, it was really out of the way from where we work and live. For another, a lot of the vegetables were pretty “out there” and, while I enjoy trying new things, it got to be quite a challenge to come up with ways to cook and eat things I’d never heard of before.
We were all set to sign up again, though, when I discovered that a new CSA had opened in our area. Not only do I drive by this place twice a day going to and from work but they operate a farm stand where I’ve stopped many times before for flowers and vegetables. In fact, last year I sent them an email asking if they would consider operating a CSA. I got a very polite response saying that they thought their customers preferred to choose their own vegetables but that they would look into the possibility. Turns out that little email of mine was the catalyst for this year’s program. How ’bout that?
I picked up our first share on my way home from work Friday.
We got a huge head of lettuce and a bag of the most delicate and delicious field greens.
A bunch of spinach.
There was also a jar of their own popcorn and they let me choose some live plants as part of this week’s share, too.
I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship.