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life is just a bowl of cherries

well, it isn't, but there was a bag of them in my CSA box.

Gone now.

(calendar error - box o' TASTY MEATZ is next week)

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darksumomo
May. 15th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
How is Community Supported Agriculture working out for you? I ask because I teach environmental science and that's one of the things I mention when I lecture about the food supply.
berkeleyfarm
May. 15th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
First box, so I can't rightly say. But the farm seems to be very committed to providing a variety of Tasty Foodz. (We have all-year planting around here, lucky us.) My friend who has been with this CSA for a while is very happy with them.

We have a lot of CSA options around here. This one had Small/Medium/Large options and a good pickup spot. My previous CSA was a bad experience because those of us with "half boxes" used to have to do our own dividing and it wasn't always fair.

Did you get my mail of a few days ago?
darksumomo
May. 15th, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I hope your experience with CSA continues to go well. Kym and I live just over a mile from a farm market, so CSA isn't an urgent priority, as we support local agriculture by shopping there. However, I'll look into it.

Yes, I got that email. You and I may have gotten hooked, but it was very high-quality bait, and she deserves her award anyway.
berkeleyfarm
May. 15th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
If you have one available in your area, by all means, check it out. Supporting farmers at the market is 100% Grooviness That Will Heal The World but the great thing about CSAs is year-round income for the farmers. You might get a lot of potatoes and kale in the winter tho' ;).

I'm jazzed about the meat thing and hope it works out; the meat is more expensive than it would be buying free-range at even the spendy grocery, but I am a Farm (country) Girl and like the idea of, well, keeping a family farm in business. The deal is either 10# or 15# once a month of a combo of chickens, pork, and beef, plus a dozen eggs. I'd kind of like to eat a little less of it, of higher quality.

(There's more to the other story. Does Fluffy have lives to spare?)
darksumomo
May. 16th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
There are quite a few in our area, along with several farmers markets in addition to the farm market nearby. Eating locally won't be difficult.

As for Fluffy, he will exhaust his ninth life only when the last USENET connection is terminated, so he has lives to spare.
ayse
May. 15th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
I'll be interested to hear your take on the CSA and the meat box when you've had a few shipments. We've been considering doing something like that to help us eat better (and introduce us to new produce we hadn't considered). Especially a meat CSA would be really welcome.
berkeleyfarm
May. 15th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
I'll dig out the link for MEAT and post it. Will definitely keep you posted.

Today's small box was:

small bag o' cherries
basket o' strawbs
bunch carrots
zucchini (4)
navel oranges (2)
garlic

my size is designed for "we are small households and don't cook a lot". I am thinking upgrade. Medium boxes got salad greens, snap peas, and English peas this week.
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