On the Farm

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday is pick-up day at our local CSA (community supported agriculture, like a co-op). The owner has over 100 acres of open fields alongside a river. There is abundant wildlife and extremely fertile ground as the fields usually flood in both spring and fall. The owner is very generous with his property. I can go there anytime and let the dog run free. My kids bring out soccer balls, kites, frisbees, rockets, etc. Because I volunteer so many hours, the owner lets me take 'whatever I want' in terms of produce, although I am careful not to take an unfair amount when we have limited quantities. I have been active in the CSA for 5 years now and I am continually amazed at how wrapped up my whole being is in the life of the land. I learn something new every day I am out there ... and sometimes I learn the most about myself. For me, the farm is a place of reconnecting with the land and spiritual renewal. For today, I should be able to collect an abundance of herbs, berries, cukes, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, corn, radishes, beans, lettuce, brocolli, kale, and eggplant!
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    All that produce just made me hungry! I love fresh produce. Getting it from the! That would be great!

    Its so wonderful that you have access to that property and can bring your kids. They too will learn to appreciate it as well.

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