We’ve been trying for years to join our local Community Supported Agriculture program at Crown Point Ecology Center, and this is finally the year. We opted for the bi-weekly share, which we split with Britt and her husband. Every other week, we get more than enough fresh, local food. So far, it’s been mainly greens, but this week we also got garlic and beets. Ooh! I can’t wait to roast those beets.
We also get a e-newsletter each week that tells us about how our veggies are growing. Like all of us in NE Ohio, Crown Point is in desperate need of rain. They use a pond to irrigate the fields, and the pond is almost dry! Also, they’re spending more time irrigating and less time focusing on new growth. It’s so interesting to see what goes into the growing of our food.
If you have a local CSA, give them a try. You’ll pay up front, to help cover the cost of seeds and supplies, and then you’ll get delicious, healthy food throughout the growing season.
Lemon inspects the share. He thinks he likes to eat greens.