Thursday, July 17, 2008

Better Late Than Never

Today I signed up for a local Community Supported Agriculture Share (CSA) and walked away with a good selection of delicious looking veggies. Kirsop Farm is in the 9th week of their CSA but thankfully I was still able to get on board with receiving a weekly share of produce from this very local farm. I love the fact that our food is being grown only four miles away from where I will be preparing it in my kitchen. Each Thursday I will pick up a box of produce at Kirsop Farm's Stand at the Olympia Farmer's Market, a very convenient location for us - we live only 3/4 mile away.

This isn't our first CSA. We've done them off and on over the years, especially seasons when we had only a small home garden or (gasp) none at all. This year we had hoped to get another large garden in but our plans went out the window as life caught up with us. What a relief it was to still be able to sign up so late in the season! Thank you Kirsop Farm!

Here's what was in today's share:
  • 2 bunches of carrots
  • a medley of beets with delicious looking crisp greens
  • a huge head of lettuce
  • yukon gold potatoes
  • sugar snap peas
  • spinach
  • cilantro
  • an amusing news letter with a wonderful sounding recipe
  • a smiling face behind the stand and a lot of hard work by local farmers

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