A while back I mentioned that I was thinking about doing a CSA share so that I could spend the summer eating delicious, locally-grown produce. Well, I decided to go for it and purchase a share with Mike and Clare's Farm, and as a result was invited to a farm tour and potluck dinner at their farm this Saturday.
I dragged a few friends out there with me, and we really had a blast. The farm was absolutely gorgeous so it was already a joy to be there, and on top of that we got to pet some cute pigs (even though it freaked them out), and eat tasty food. We also got to know Mike and Clare, who are extremely nice and friendly.
The day really convinced me that my CSA was a good decision. Now I can't wait to go to the farmer's market each Sunday, pick up my box of produce, and see what's inside. Whether it's lettuce, onions, or radishes, it doesn't really matter—I'll always know who grew it and where it was grown.
Oh, and I'll also be able to return plastic packaging to them, and request as little as possible in the first place. That will be nice.
A few pics from the day (Mike, seedlings, pigs, a friend of mine)
(Although they do seedlings in plastic, the farm is still awesome)