Thursday, April 15, 2010

we joined the farm

and have our first amazing CSA bounty. we have been talking about doing this for years. surprisingly, it took some time to find a local, organic CSA that was within a reasonable distance of us. the farm is about 37 miles from our home - with a drop off about 15 miles away. we are working on having enough subscribers in our 'hood to bring drop-off to our school. we are very excited about eating seasonally (which really is so easy in socal), expanding our palatte - and learning to cook a few new things.

the CSA is "Join the Farm", in Oxnard. With their Abundant Table project, they are part of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. every Sunday evening they host worship and a pot-luck dinner at the farm house. with strong ties to social justice and food access (their chaplain comes from south central farm), I feel a connection to our school gardens project, and hope to develop a closer relationship. we are looking forward to a visit.

CSA Spring 1

this week: artichoke, turnips, ruby lettuce, lacinato kale, chard, onion, chantenay carrots, beets, white carrots, leeks, haas avocados, cilantro, spinach, celery, arugula and broccoli. yum.

still working on a post about the school gardening...

1 comment:

Jennie said...

Hi T! I am doing very well, enjoying my local csa in Wellington as well! Definitely forces me to be more creative with what to do with it all! And eat more veggies! Check out Gordon's brother in law's blog about his csa box - I find it quite inspiring when thinking of things to cook: Hope you are all very well! xJen