Today I was readying my yard for the coming of Spring and noticed the garlic I planted last fall from my CSA box is coming up and my mind wandered back to the last few CSA boxes of the fall.
For many years, I had thought of participating in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) but never pulled the trigger for multiple reasons. Finally I came across a CSA that fit my needs and I jumped in. I decided to use Arlington Garden Treasures. They offered a pick up location very close and very convenient to my home and an every other week box that looked prefect for a single, CSA/vegetable virgin.
I strongly believe in supporting the local food movement and small farmers for many reasons. I feel that the food they provide is healthier, fresher and better tasting. I also believe in the importance of the biodiversity in our food chain that they provide. I feel that small local farmers preserving important land, skills and knowledge that large scale agriculture ignores, much to our potential detriment. Also a CSA is a fun easy way to be forced to eat more vegetables, cook at home and try new things. All in all this experiment was a success and I will most likely participate again this coming summer.
|The Final Box|
|Preparing the bounty of the final box.|