|Basil, dill, green onions, spinach, leaf lettuce, cabbage, and sweet peas.|
Half of one week's crop share.
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA is where a group of individuals pledge support to a local farm. Typically a member or "share holder" in the CSA pays a specified amount of money to cover farming operations and the farmer's salary. In return they receive part of the farm's bounty called a crop share during the growing season. Members also share in the risks of poor harvests due to bad weather or pests. My mother and I have been part of an organic CSA for a few years now. We split one share and it is always more than enough. The fun thing about participating in a CSA is that you don't know from week to week what you will get. You receive whatever was ready to be harvested. I enjoy trying to come up with new recipes for the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables we receive each week. The first share I got this year is pictured above. It looks like there will be a lot of salads, bruschetta, and some type of slaw at my house this week.
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