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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Our First CSA Day
The kitchen was overflowing with green today as I packed veggies for our first CSA delivery. We decided to launch a mini summer Community Supported Agriculture project - six subscriptions of 1/2 bushel boxes with an optional egg share. We had so many requests we could have easily doubled the memberships without even advertising it, but this is our first effort, our garden is not huge, I am the only grower and we don't want to overextend ourselves. Plus, we want some veggies left for our own eating and preserving!
Mojito mint and baby leeks from the high tunnel.
Scallions from the high tunnel and sweet, spicy purple radishes from the new garden.
Tuscan kale and eggs.
Heritage lettuce mix, bagged, with Swiss chard and spinach in the background. I was aiming to harvest all the high tunnel veggies so I can pull out the winter crops and reseed with new veggies. They have just been so darn prolific and long-producing!
The finished half-bushel box. It took me6 hours to harvest, clean and pack the veggies for 6 boxes. I hope I get faster!
Chris was our first CSA member to pick up his box. I can't wait to hear how everyone used their veggies.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.