Think it would be great to get a box of delicious fresh vegetables on a regular basis from farms and farmers you know and trust? Are you looking for ways to reduce your carbon food-print? Want to sign up for a farm share, but haven't connected to a farm that delivers in your area … Continue reading Come Be Part of Local Food, Local Farms and Local Economy!
Nice article in the Boston Globe about winter CSAs. Green grows the bounty, even in winter Shares of community supported agriculture bring fresh, local produce By Aaron Kagan Globe Correspondent / January 26, 2011 For cooks used to supermarket produce, the rootsy offerings of a winter CSA — a community supported agriculture program in which … Continue reading Flaming-pink Watermelon Radishes and More!
I'm helping to organize a CSA Farm Share Fair in Arlington. It will be a nice opportunity to meet the farmers who grow your food. Our three-person team of volunteers (one of whom is headed to Africa for a month!) needs help spreading the word about the Fair. If you're willing to put flyers around … Continue reading CSA Farm Share Fair in Arlington
Saturday was the last distribution of Shared Harvest CSA's three month winter share. Everything in the photo, except the cookbooks and brewing hard cider, was in the share. Here are the details. Picadilly Farm Parsnips, 2 pounds Butternut, 7 pounds (2-3 pieces) and 'bonus' squash - acorn in this share. White potatoes, 6 pounds. One … Continue reading December 11 share
Today was the first distribution of our two month winter share. What a lovely day for a CSA share distribution - sunny skies and crisp temperatures. Lots of folks came to help unload the truck and set up for the distribution -- thank you!!! Here's what was in the share. Picadilly Farm Potatoes, 5 pounds. … Continue reading November 20 CSA Share
Our farmers appreciate being able to reuse the CSA waxed share boxes. Here is volunteer Elsbeth Hearn demonstrating good box folding technique. (Good job, Elsbeth!)
Or there's this easy recipe: Japanese Radish Salad on the Newton Community Farm's recipe wiki.
We've got another lovely share to distribute this weekend! Our farmers will be picking the greens and packing Shared Harvest boxes today. They'll be up early Saturday morning to deliver boxes of deliciousness to us! Marius from Cider Hill Farm will get to the farm first with bulk apples and cider. Then Mike from Riverland, … Continue reading November 13 share
In my household, we have a post-distribution routine that has served us well over the past several years. It actually starts several weeks before the first distribution. We invite friends and neighbors to eat dinner with us on the Sunday evening following the first share distribution. We had a wonderful feast on Sunday: delicata squash, … Continue reading What’s cooking at my house
The good folks at the Belmont Farmers' Market have published the autumn issue of Roots & Sprouts. It is full of excellent information about eating locally year-round. Winter CSAs, veggie storage techniques and some of our favorite winter veggies are highlighted. The Belmont Farmers' Market is open for a few more weeks. It's a nice market, … Continue reading A guide to eating locally this winter