A CSA Update

| 7/10/2012 9:29:05 AM

Tags: organic gardening, CSA, , Cam Mather,

So here it is, July 10th and I haven’t provided an update about the CSA in this blog yet. That’s because it has CONSUMED MY LIFE!

I was kind of hoping to start deliveries during the 3rd or 4th week of June, but because of the insane heat and early warmth, everything is way ahead of schedule. 

I had decided to provide our CSA members with local, organically grown strawberries from John Wise. His first strawberries were ready the first week of June. So suddenly I was forced to start the ball rolling way earlier than I’d anticipated. 

I must say I was apprehensive about the whole CSA thing, especially the early weeks. I have never had the pressure of getting produce ready early for customers. I’ve always done my best for us personally, but if something came up that distracted me, it was no big deal. But now it was serious. Could I do it? Would we have enough stuff those early weeks to even make a delivery worthwhile? 

As it turned out we did! And I must say, the first week’s basket was pretty awesome!  

In the first week’s box everyone got strawberries, radishes, garlic scapes, lettuce, spinach, and a small bag of Michelle’s insanely great granola. She had baked a huge batch of granola because we were paranoid that we wouldn’t have enough stuff to fill the boxes in the early weeks. As it was there was plenty in the first box but she decided to give our members a taste of granola anyway.  

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