Celebrating the Ordinary Challenge – Day 6

Saturdays at around 12:30 the dog goes nuts. Barking and jumping and desperate to see who and what is going on just outside his window. The bell rings, the man goes away, and the dog finally calms down.

Saturdays at around 12:30 is our weekly CSA delivery.

CSAs are “community supported agriculture” programs; an opportunity for us to build a very personal connection to local-ish farms, offering steady, year-round buyers in exchange for literally, “fresh from the farm” seasonal produce. Technically speaking, we’re really not in a CSA. Ours, Abundant Harvest Organics, is a group of over a dozen small, organic farmers who join together to deliver our delicious weekly goodies  This week we received:

  • two kinds of grapes
  • two kinds of tomatoes
  • avocado
  • butternut squash
  • potatoes
  • cantaloupe
  • fresh thyme
  • plums
  • broccoli
  • hot peppers
  • chives

As much as I love my delivery every week, it’s the FARMERS for whom I’m grateful today. Not only do we get an farm update with each delivery, letting us know exactly what’s happening on the farm, but each farmer has a profile online so we can learn more about them and their farmers, and videos about what’s happening in the field!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan Baird Hasak
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 08:07:15

    I love that connection. Like you, I’m grateful for our farmers. So often we take them for granted as we sort through produce at the grocery and place the best-looking specimens in plastic bags. But few appreciate what goes into growing those wonderful gems. Thanks for featuring agriculture in today’s post. xox

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    • Lori
      Sep 01, 2012 @ 14:12:26

      You’re so right, Jan. Not to mention our demand for any kind of produce in every season…the CSA is a wonderful connection to the way nature intended things!

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  2. BreastCancerSisterhood.com
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 14:03:53

    What I wouldn’t give for a weekly delivery like yours. Having fresh, organic produce is a catalyst for eating healthier.

    Reply

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