Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CSA Week One

We had our first CSA pickup of the year! It was a great day for me :-) We are lucky enough to have a year round farmers' market in my town, but unfortunately I don't make it there as often as I would like. And in the winter it is only the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. I don't know why I can't seem to be more organized and just make it a point to go to the market when it is open. I think it has to do with my kids...who like to nap right when the market opens. And when I show up at the end of the day...well nothing is left :-)

In all of my excitement to start using all the fresh greens I received (and the constant "can we please please please have green smoothies!" from my lovely 3 year old), I didn't take any pictures. It is the first year in the 4 years we have had this CSA that I haven't taken pictures of my first CSA share! So a list will have to suffice :-)

4 large bags of spinach (hence the green smoothies)
1 large bunch radishes
3 bags of what I think are baby mustard time I have to actually look at the board
1 bag of lettuce
1 bag of beet greens with baby beets

I was really happy with the selection, especially since it has been so rainy and cold this spring! But, the days are warming up, which was evident by all of my seeds coming up in the garden! I didn't check it on Monday, and last night when I went out I had little bean plants coming up all over the place, maybe 3 inches tall already. It is amazing what a little hot humid weather does up here! And it looks like the rest of the week will be quite nice as well...if 95 and humid is nice. I can't complain though! I have been begging for summer since the end of February!

I also had the opportunity to meet Garden Variety Mama. It's always interesting to meet bloggers, especially ones that live local to you!

What about you? Are you gardening? Member of a CSA? Live for the Farmers' Market??? I would love to hear what everyone else is doing :-)


  1. LOVE! That first arrival is like a gift on Christmas, no? We're always stoked to receive our Organics to You box and uncover what we can use. I also love that your little asks for green smoothies :) Raisin' her up well! Hope you're having a great week...

  2. We have a great summer CSA through Long Meadow Farm in West Gardiner, and then a winter one through Buckwheat Blossom Farm in Wiscasset. They are both MOFGA certified. Long Meadow only uses hand tools, and the Buckwheat Blossom Farm uses horses for their farming. It's amazing to see what human and horse power actually accomplish!


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