Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yay!!!! We Are Joining Our Local CSA!!!!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be doing this. A friend of mine here in W'burg told me about it and I was in love with the idea instantly! What a wonderful thing to have delicious fresh produce that is all 100% organic and grown locally by independent farmers. I can't wait to start! We will be picking up starting this Thursday and I cannot wait to see what delicious goodies will be in our baskets. The people who run the CSA have a farm with all kinds of animals so the kids will just love it. They also have fresh eggs and honey and plan to add organic dairy products to their line-up! Wow!!! My grocery shopping will change dramatically if this works out well. I can't tell you how much happier I would be to give our money to support local growers rather than big companies. Next thing you know I will be grinding my own wheat...which is something I am actually interested in trying. I love the idea of really getting back to basics and making as much as I can from scratch. I do a lot now but the more the better. I will keep you posted about our CSA experience and all the wonderful local goodies that we will have in our fridge.

I think this may be the summer where I learn a lot about canning. Another thing I have always wanted to try. I am so excited. I can see it now shelves and shelves of homemade tomato sauce, pickles, jams, etc.etc. I'd better get reading up on it. I have a lot to learn!


Sharon said...

Please do keep us posted! I've already looked into joining a local CSA in Hawaii as well! What a great way to support local businesses as well as keep a fridge stocked with healthy goodies! :)

April said...

CSA? What's that?

Goosegirl said...

Yeah, I wanna know too. How do I find out about joining one?

Dawn said...

A CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. It's kinda like a co-op but we don't do the work. I just had to pay the fee up front and from now until the end of Oct. we go every week and get 2 big bushel baskets of fresh produce and other goodies. Every week it will be a variety of what is being harvested now. My friend got lettuce, tomatoes, corn onions, squash, beans, zucchini, potatoes, strawberries, and a few other things I am sure I am forgetting. Plus farm fresh eggs and honey. It's really a wonderful thing...all organic and fresh...yum! I am sure I will have tons of yummy recipes coming from all these fruits and veggies coming our way! You should see if you have them in your area!!!

MaryAnne said...

How exciting! We have a local CSA, but I haven't gotten up the courage to join yet. I'd love to hear about your canning adventures - that's a skill I would love to learn some day also!

Amy said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea!
I always.. always try to buy from our local farmers...I love fresh fruits and veggies - oh and eggs! YUMMY!!!

I've just learned to can this summer, as well. It's a lot easier than I realized! I have big plans for canning so much more this summer.


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