The past few days I’ve been enjoying summer in Ithaca with some friends. It really is quite lovely here in summer (at some point I’ll take pictures and share).
This morning I woke up and walked with my friend, Sara, to the farmer’s market.
The exciting thing for the day was that today was the first pick up day for my CSA!
CSA stands for community support agriculture. They’re an easy way to eat locally and often organically. Basically you buy a “share” which allows you to get a “box” (in my case a bag)
of vegetables (and sometimes fruit) each week. If you’re curious about getting a CSA share in your area click here.
The farm I chose, Early Morning Farm, allows you to “shop” so you basically take as much as you need. I got 2 bunches of lettuce, some turnips and a bunch of rhubarb (I skipped the radishes since I’m not a fan).
I’ve never tried rhubarb before! I’m excited to give it a whirl. You’ll probably see it here for the next few days. But before that I had to use my lettuce to make lunch
Went well with some multigrain sourdough I got at the farmer’s market too!
Well I’m off to read for fun! I’m reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, loving it so far.
Recommend any summer reading books?
7 thoughts on “CSA”
yay for csa’s! i love tom perrotta books (“election” “little children”) in the summer – well, year round.
I’m so jealous that you have a farmer’s market within walking distance. 😦 I have a lot of book recommendations, but they’d probably bore you or you wouldn’t like them, lol. 😀
We have a few different farmers’ markets within a short walk but I really want to join a CSA. I’m trying to figure out if there’s one where I can buy just part of a share, since I’m just cooking for myself.
I’m joining the CSA for the first time this fall and I can’t wait! I feel like it’s going to be a challenge using some veggies
I second what Jenn said – would love to walk to a farmers market! Guess I can’t complain too much since the one we do have is pretty good – just a pain that it takes pretty much all morning to get there, shop, and get home. That and walking would limit my expenses 😛
So cool that your CSA farm lets you shop for what you want, rather than just giving you a box/bag and that’s that. And that farmer’s market bread looks great!!
How fun, I’ve been thinking of getting a CSA box here and probably will in the winter when our farmer’s market season dwindles down.