No, I haven't joined a secret organization connected with the government. I am definitely NOT involved with the mafia, or drug runners! And I am NOT a menber of the local PTA, PTO, or FYI!
Instead.... I have joined a CSA!
Trillium Haven Farms
Here is a little bit of info off their web page...
At the heart of our farm is our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture); agriculture as it was meant to be, a center for community life. As opposed to purchasing produce in a warehouse-like grocery store, our “shareholders” receive their produce through an intimate relationship with our farm. They know their farmers and the soil their produce is grown in.
The concept of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is simple:
- Each year you buy a “share” of the harvest, becoming a “shareholder” of the farm.
- The yearly share price supports the actual running of the farm.
- In return, the farm supplies each shareholder with their weekly share of produce based on the actual production of the farm.
Can anybody shout "Halleluiah and Amen"?
I first encountered Trillium Haven Farms at our local farmers market. (which, by the way, I had to drive half an hour, or more, on a Saturday morning, to get to)
The long lines, and the fact that they were an organic farm, were what first caught my eye.(ouch!) And after purchasing from them week after week after week, I knew I had to have more. I was able to talk with Anja, the wife of the husband/wife team that runs Trillium, and her enthusiasm was contagious! She told me about the CSA and said if I was interested for next year, to look them up in the spring of '07. Thnkfully, when I called this week, she said there were a few spots left for "farm pick-up". If I have a choice, and the choices are separated only by a few cents a pound, I will always choose organic. And organics, raised within 9 minutes of Cyn's pseudo farmette, is even better! So every Tuesday from June thru October, you will find me picking up my goody bags from Trilliums.
So now, what does Cyn grow in HER potager?
Perhaps some heirloom tomatoes (as nothing beats a tomato fresh off the vine!), and some basil, of which one can never have enough of, and maybe some rosemary....who can roast a Sunday chicken w/o rosemary???
AND THAT'S A GOOD THING!!!