When you are part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) you pay an upfront cost at the beginning of the growing season and in exchange you get a weekly share of the farm's crops. This means that from June to October I'll get a weekly box containing a variety of fresh picked heirloom produce that is certified naturally grown.
I first joined a CSA in 2010 and often got vegetables I had never cooked with before. This year I'm more prepared and excited to try new recipes when the weird veggies show up. I'm growing my own garden too and hoping I get lots of good things from it but for variety I'm excited to see what my CSA farm will provide.
First we went to the hoop house to check out what was growing. This hoop house is great for protecting the tender veggies and extending the growing season. Zane was anxious to explore everything so we didn't stay in there long.
Zane enjoyed the tire swing next to the goat pen. A lot of kids were swinging on it at first so he had to wait a while to get it to himself.
There were lots of free range poultry running around. I had to restrain Zane from chasing them.
To find a farmers' market or CSA in your area, search the site Local Harvest.