This Week’s Shared Harvest Haul

This Week’s Shared Harvest Haul

shapeimage_7-1

We’ve enjoyed being part of what New Pond Farm here calls their “shared harvest” program. Other places call the same idea CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture.) We pay a yearly fee based on how much labor we are willing to contribute.

Our twelve year old daughter enjoys working in these fields so much that she has continued to volunteer every week even long after our maximum hours were accrued. Each week we take home our portion of the harvest on Wednesday. This week, when I went to pick up our share of the food, I was blown away by the flowers. How to pick just one bouquet from among these? So my solution, of course, was to photograph them, and share the pleasure a little wider. Also see a photograph looking out of the beautiful grove of trees where we collect our share of the produce each week.

At the bottom of this post, you’ll see our share of this week’s produce arrayed on our table. As of this writing, a little over a third of that has already been eaten. Yum! Local and organic is the way to go for so very many reasons, not the least of which is a sustainable lifestyle, but freshness and superior flavor come into play as well. To find your own local food click here, and consider joining a CSA program near you next year!

IMG_9659

IMG_9654

IMG_9662

IMG_9650

IMG_9664

IMG_9660

IMG_9648

IMG_9675

IMG_9647

IMG_9639

IMG_9711

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

0 Comments

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*