The Big Green Parenting Experiment

raising a healthy family in a toxic world

day 14: 30 days of thanks

on November 14, 2012

Our beloved CSA.

*sigh*

Oh, how I miss you already. We’ve been buying supermarket vegetables for the past two weeks and I am already desperate for growing season to begin again. I am so thankful to have found such a wonderful CSA to be a part of. Our farmers are such warm, hard working, down to earth people who are truly passionate about growing outstanding organic vegetables for their members. They create 100% of their own energy, completely off the grid, which is incredible in and of itself. The produce that they provide all season long is amazing and I am so thankful for the fruits (and vegetables!) of their labor.
We are actually fortunate enough to host a pick up site for our CSA at our house. This has been such a wonderful experience for our family. It has allowed us to develop a real relationship with our farmer and the other members. It has also been great for Schy. She really enjoys seeing everyone every week and they’ve enjoyed watching her grow. She’s made friends and so have we. I know that I can speak for all three of us when I say that we are so thankful for the experiences that being part of a CSA has provided.
I have been meaning to write about how awesome it is to belong to a CSA and why everyone should, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe reflecting on how thankful I am to belong to one will inspire me to finally do so!
For now I’ll just count down the days until the first harvest and be thankful that I don’t have to eat supermarket veggies all year round.

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2 responses to “day 14: 30 days of thanks

  1. naimavanswol says:

    do you have farmers markets in your area? we have a year round farmers market here in pittsburgh and its great for when CSA season is kind of lacking!

    • Alli Ferraro says:

      Hi!
      There aren’t any in our immediate area, unfortunately. I may have to start making the time for the drive every weekend, though. These supermarket veggies are killing me and we still have 6 months until CSA starts up again! Eek!
      Thanks for visiting and commenting!

      ~alli

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