I've intended to join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for several years but I always thought of it too late in the season (Story of my life. See: bags of spring bulbs in my garage, for instance.) This winter I happened to see a friend's facebook update about re-joining her favorite local CSA (thanks JenJack) and finally jumped on the fresh weekly produce bandwagon. (Did I mention this involves no weeding*, no watering*, just a bit of early season cash for our local farm?)
Yesterday was the first week's bounty: radishes, beets, baby lettuce, red and green lettuce, arugula (gesundheit!), white summer turnips, kohlrabi, and scallions. Luscious, green, leafy goodness with a bit of mystery thrown in. Kohlrabi, the sputnik vegetable? Who knew?
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Search for a CSA near you here. In fairness, I should add that G has planted a lovely raised bed garden of our own so we will have tomatoes and peas and herbs etc., as well as character-building weeding chores for the kids. Otherwise they'd take away our pioneer-heritage certification, right?