Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CSAs- Sources of Best Local Produce

This is the best time of year to be in a CSA (community supported agriculture). Tomato plants are bending under the weight of ripening tomatoes and basil plants are adding fragrance to the field. When we visited my daughter in Upstate New York in addition to the box they pick up every week, the farm also has "pick-your-own" that varies from week to week. My grandson loves to be outdoors and was very helpful picking yellow beans.

This weeks' box container Brussels' sprouts tops which were unknown to me. They are actually the leafy part of the plant and a dark green- attention: healthy!

Saturday morning we headed to the farm in the gently rolling countryside. Along the way we saw cows, alpacas and chickens. Also wind machines on top of the hills. As we left New York, the fragrance of fresh tomato sauce with basil was in the air and I knew we were leaving too soon!

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