Come on. That title had to be done.
We’ve got a full CSA share with our good friends. Last year was the first year we did it and we’re back for more! For many, having a CSA is about knowing where your food is coming from – look the farmer in the eye, know him, know his farm and feel good about the produce and meat.
Well, I’m not much of a look-anybody-in-the-eye kind of guy. But it’s undeniably nice to feel like we’re doing something good for farms, the farmer and ourselves. The vegetables are great, the pork is great, the beef is great, etc. etc.
Yesterday, 20 or so of the shareholders gathered at the farm for a cookout and a chance to gaze into the eyes of the farmer and the whole crew. Connecticut has been getting some weird, cool, rainy weather lately and the forecast was for more of that. But it was easily one of the prettiest days of the year so far with blue skies, lots of sun and temperatures in the 70s.
The farm is gorgeous. I always feel like a bit of a tourist when I’m there.. as if the locals indulgently smile at my t-shirt and postcard buying, but that’s more my own issue and nothing at all from the people at the farm!
All in all, a great day with our friends and all of our children. Lots of children. Good god! Where did all of these children come from?