Or more officially, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture.) That means I pay a yearly fee to pick up a weekly "share" of produce that’s grown on the farm. Every week is a little different based on what’s in season and what was harvested.
I’ve done it once before but took a break after Little Bean was born. I knew I’d be overwhelmed adjusting to life with a new baby. Now that we are all settled it’s time to start back up.
I love teaching my kids where food comes from. I think it’s important for them to learn, respect and appreciate the hard work that goes into farming. Not to mention, they learn to eat food, REAL food.
The farm we joined has also started raising chickens for egg production and meat.
I don’t think I would have believed it until I tried them myself but farm eggs DEFINITELY taste different. Better. Event he shells are thicker. It’s crazy!
Tonight we took a tour of the farm and learned so much about how they plant, naturally fertilize, and keep pests away.
"Who’s happy we joined a farm?"
These pictures just made me smile. I had to share. :)
Little Guy snapped this shot of us.
Then we hit the strawberry fields.
Although Little Bean was more impressed by the clovers.
Remember, he doesn’t like fruit. but this guy does!
And so do I! :)
Interested in joining a CSA in your area? Check out localharvest.org. They have tons of information and a search feature by zip code.
I’ll be sharing ideas on using all the fresh produce all season on GreenLiteBites. It’s gonna be fun!