Tuesday, January 12, 2010

We're joining a CSA!

Yay! I am so excited that today we are going to sign up for a CSA for this Spring.
For those of you that are not familiar with CSAs....let me take a minute to explain..

CSA=Community Supported Agriculture.
Basically it is almost like buying stock in a local farm. You pay them upfront for a season (the spring season is 8 weeks)- then every week you get a box full of locally grown, freshly picked organic produce. If they have a great season, your box will be overflowing...if locusts invade the farm and eat all the veggies...maybe not so overflowing. Regardless, however, you are helping to support a local organic farmer.

The crops planned in our CSA for Spring 2010 include: Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chard, Cucumber, Lettuce, Onions, Radishes, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Tomatoes and Zucchini...

I am excited to be totally suprised each week and see what thrived on the farm and what I get in my box...and meal plan around all the fresh vegetables we happen to get that week.

You can also sign up seperately for a Fresh Egg Share, where you will get a dozen eggs each week from grass-fed, free range local chickens....but we aren't sure if we would ever eat a dozen eggs per week, so we are going to buy those on a weekly basis.. you can also make orders for fresh baked pies, cinnamon rolls, wheat bread, homemade jams, and grass-fed chickens throughout the whole season and pick up those items when you pick up your produce share...lucky for me there is a pick up point right in Oakley :)

If anyone would like more info on this CSA, please let me know and I'll be happy to share!!


laurdye said...

I'm totally interested in this! Can you send me some info?

Carrie said...

Me too! Thx.

Brooke said...

I'm way interested! Facebook message me?

dana said...

Hey there,
I found your blog when looking up reviews for keystone bar & grill (I think). Anyhow, I'm really interested to hear more about the CSA you joined. I live in Cincy and didn't know there was one available.


Jen Lilley said...

Here you go: