Finally! Every week is Christmas now that it's winter CSA Allotment time.
Community Supported Agriculture. We bought a share in a local organic farm's production and in return for our up-front payment, we'll get a goodly ration of fresh produce each week for the next three months. I pick up our allotment up in town on Wednesdays, the day after they pick it in the fields.
This week we got firm spring onions, the freshest, sweetest spinach, lettuce, bok choy and broccoli. Last week cauliflower and rainbow chard too.
Every week is different, a share of whatever is ready. A positive cycle of life, nothing wasteful, nothing harmful. Grown by a real farmer who knows us by name and shares his recipes.
We pay a small premium and it's more than worth it.
Want to find a CSA where you live? Click this link for a national directory of CSA farms. It's how I found our farmer and his beautiful green food.
Words and photos by Kathleen Scott,for her blog Hill Country Mysteries. Copyright 2009-2010.