I have a farm share, also known as a CSA- Community Supported Agriculture. I basically buy into a 6-unit share, and help a local farm who is growing food via organic practices. Only things that don’t get rotated are the strawberries, raspberry and blackberry bushes. Everything else is in a different part of the fields every season. Usually when I pick up from the farm, it trumps any other food options I have in the fridge.
Today, I had intended on steaming brussel sprouts for dinner. Well, after my farm share pick up trumped that idea. When I get fresh arugula and kale….well, I HAVE to make a salad! OMG, add olives, artichoke hearts, avocado, raisins, beets and homemade balsamic vinaigrette…..and that local farm food will always trumps what I bought in a store. Always.
If you have never been a part of a CSA, you probably cannot get into one this year for this season. but make sure about November, you get on that waiting list so you can sign up as soon as the shares are available!
I split my 6-unit share with another friend and pick up every other week. But when I get my farm share veggies, they trump all other food options for at least 4 days!!