Last week was the last share in Sol to Seed Farm‘s 2013 CSA Season. J and I paid two payments of $250 for 18 weekly shares of organic produce grown by one farm here in King County. That’s about $28 per week. We started collecting the boxes on June 26th from Grand Central Baking Co. and every week, the bakery has given us a free loaf of bread with our box. I really love this arrangement, and I hope this option is available next year.
It’s almost been one full week since I picked up the last CSA box. All of these items will keep very well in dry, cool storage without processing (freezing, canning, etc). Last week’s share was a fine example of fall produce, including:
Farmer Matt recently shared this note with subscribers: “This year was, in many respects, one of the most challenging of our 6 years in the business of growing food. In the world of farming there is no such thing as certainty and even with one of the most amazing summers – in terms of weather – there is just no way to predict what challenges will arise.” Whether you join a CSA, shop regularly at your local farmers market, visit farm stand regularly, or just choose authentically local produce, meat, dairy at your grocery stores, restaurants or online markets, remember that when you support a local farm like Sol to Seed, you are directly helping to preserve farmland close to home, responsible farming practices and wholesome traditions.
I don’t have a recipe this week but I will be posting on and off throughout the season. I hope you have enjoyed seeing photos of my silly dogs and perhaps you’ve learned a thing or two. Thank you!