Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thinking Spring: Community Supported Agriculture

It took me ten years of living in New Hampshire to realize that CSA's are not just for people from Vermont!
Check out two local options for buying farm shares for Mount Washington Valley area residents:
A new CSA provider, with options of veggies AND meat at the Alma Farm in Porter, ME
A very successful CSA has been in existence for years at the Community School in Tamworth

A CSA membership is a perfect supplement to my meager (for now) but cute vegetable garden.

We were members of the Community School CSA last year (one share for Freddie and I and our friends Anne and Bayard), joining as a way to eat locally and save money. We found several added benefits:
-Interesting cooking challenges (how many ways do YOU know to cook eggplant and tomatoe?);
-All you can pick herbs and flowers for the entire season;
-And for me a fun and relaxing escape to the farm on the weeks that I did the pick up of our share.