Hello, Farm Friends:
In honor of National CSA Sign-up Day, we are happy to announce that all 2016 CSA offerings are posted on our website and online farm store.
To pique your interest, Diane K. (farm friend and CSA member) has written about her CSA experience, and we share her words with you (see below). Diane is a great encouragement to us. Thank you, Diane, for your support and being an amazing farm friend!
(Farmer Caryl's Daughter)
Meal Planning Begins... by Diane K.
We have been members of the CSA for several years. We considered joining one particularly because we eat mainly vegetarian. But we worried we might not be able to use everything we got or like what we got. Also, we have a busy life style, working long hours and, for me, traveling for business, so we wondered if we would even be able to fit using the produce in to our schedules. I did some online research to see what available and found BrynTeg. Looking at the listing of what to expect in a share, one word made the decision for me – asparagus. When shares started for the spring, we joined. And we loved it.
The CSA has brought so much to our lives: Fresh beautiful produce and a relationship with the people who grow it; learning to eat seasonally; becoming more creative and spontaneous in our meal prep. Our meal planning begins after we have picked up our share. Once we know what we have, we look online and in cookbooks to decided what we’ll do for the week - and sometimes we even have to research for information on something in our basket we have never seen before.
In 2015 we took the plunge and bought a small chest freezer so we could ensure during the cold winter months when shares aren’t available we could still enjoy the wonderful produce. When we got our baskets in the fall, we prepped a lot of them to be frozen. We roasted and froze beets and eggplant cubes; we shredded and froze zucchini and carrots; we froze tomatoes whole, quartered and pureed. We diced onions and carrots, froze chilies and green peppers whole and sliced... and filled the chest freezer to the top. Every time we open the lid to grab something to make a meal with, we smile and think of our “farmers” and are thankful.
Hello, Farm Friends: