Saturday, June 19, 2010

CSA and Grant Family Farms

What better way to start the blog again and start the summer but with a post about our wonderful CSA. What is a CSA? Well, a CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. We purchased a CSA share for a farm up in Northern Colorado called Grant Family Farms. With the share, we get a (very) large box of organic veggies each week and soon it will be accompanied by some Colorado fruit. We are supporting a Colorado family farm instead of some Big Food Corporation, getting excellent food, and encouraging our family to be seasonal localvores. We picked up our box yesterday and I don't think I have ever been so excited to see vegetables. Since it is still the early part of our season, this week's box consisted of lots and lots of green. We have bunches of spinach, some lettuce, baby greens, and some herbs. As the summer heats up we will be enjoying all sorts of for now, I am up to my elbows in spinach. Any good ideas for bunches and bunches of spinach?
Last weekend was the Grant Family Farms Spring Festival and CSA kick-off. The weather was rainy and dreary but we packed up the kiddos and went up to Wellington, Colorado to experience where the majority of our food would be coming from for the next 26 weeks. Although we were not able to stay long because of the soggy weather and crazy amounts of mud, we were able to get a good feel of the farm. I am dying to go back to really be able to experience it. Luckily, Andy and I will be able to experience it as workers. We got a working share for our membership meaning that our share cost a little less than a non-working share because we will work at the farm for eighteen hours. To be honest, even though I know it will be hard work (pulling weeks, cleaning up after chickens, and other farm chores I can't even imagine), I am excited! I want to learn about life working on a farm and learn about growing food.


Hannah said...

this is AWESOME!!! so happy to see you posting again and i love hearing about your localvore life - so inspiring! btw: landon and I LOVE this spinach recipe. not the healthiest, but we loved it so much that we made it for our family at thanksgiving and they loved it too!!:

{B} said...

Thanks Hannah! We will have to try that...we like anything with jalapenos in it!