Wow! That's about all I keep saying to myself after picking up our first crop share of the year. Let me back up a bit...
Last year I considered doing a crop share, but decided it was too costly at the time for us. So, when the idea rolled around again this year, I looked into it. I reviewed the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) guide and immediately was sold on the idea and the farm I wanted to support. It just makes sense to have fresh and local produce where money and time isn't wasted on packaging, transportation, and distribution. As for the choice of Loon Organics, it seemed like a natural decision. First off, they are organic; second, the farm is one of the only ones near us in the city of (get ready for it...) Farmington. Hee hee, I love it. And best of all, it is run by two people our age! Loon Organics is run by Laura Frerichs and Adam Cullip and they have a great training background. The farm is in its second year and they seem to be doing very well (check out their blog on our links).
So, we signed up months ago and have been waiting for this day. Since this was our first time doing a crop share - we actually signed up for a half share where we get a full share every other week - we weren't sure what to expect. We got home, unpacked our box and were amazed at how great everything looked. All of the produce is prewashed for us, so it was ready to go. We grabbed some peas right away and they were fantastic. Now we are just wondering how we are going to eat all of this - guess we have to share with friends and family!
Here's what was in the box:
*green garlic (kinda cut out of the pic-sorry)
*garlic scapes (in the middle of the pic)
*2 heads lettuce - I think it's romaine and red leaf
*Spring mix (swiss chard, beet greens, baby lettuce and spinach)
*Blue Potatoes (a bag of them)
Time to start thinking of recipes to use these up and share with Loon Organics. (what a cool name too, huh?) Suggestions are very welcome!!