I really, really, really dislike winter. I’m terrified of winter driving, I’m perpetually cold and its dark all the time. Winter and I are not friends.
But today began one of the few things that will make winter a little bit less sad. Today was the first pick up of our winter CSA membership!
Last summer, Brian and I had a lot of fun with our temporary CSA membership at Caretaker Farm. It was sad when it came to an end (though we’re really glad to have our friends back from their travels!). Later in the summer, another one of our friends asked us if we could pick up their CSA share from Mighty Food Farm. We did so gladly and I immediately liked the farm-not that I’ve ever met a farm I didn’t like. It wasn’t long before we discovered that they have winter shares. Fresh, organic, local food all winter? Yes, please!
For those interested in the details: we signed up for a small share. Pick ups are every other week through March, at which point we’ll probably sign up for a summer share. We get 10 items per pick up and at Mighty Food Farm an “item” varies-it might be a weight (a pound of potatoes, 1.5 pounds of onions) or an item (a head of cabbage, a bunch of kale). It seems to me that this method, instead of the “all you can fit in your bag” method of Caretaker, results in getting more food. And Mighty Food Farm has eggs you can take as part of your share, which is really exciting.
Anyway, I’m really thrilled to be doing the CSA thing again. I know we eat more vegetables when we’re members and I try more new things. Here’s our produce for this week:
Acorn squash, swiss chard, kale, blue potatoes, broccoli, red onions, garlic, yellow onions, carrots
What’s your favorite type of winter produce?