Authentic and Rewarding CSA Experience
By: Kirstin Corris (Jan 10, 2011)
This will be my fourth year as a Bull Run Farm CSA subscriber. I am a huge fan of the whole experience.
One of my favorite aspects is the occasions when we get to go out to the farm to see what's growing, help do a little task and be rewarded with some extra goodies, pressing your own apple cider, and gleaning the fields at the end of the season.
My cooking repertoire has grown in leaps and bounds due to changing how I cook to use with what I receive from the CSA rather than deciding what to make from a cookbook, then going out to buy it. I've learned new tricks and discovered new favorite dishes.
As Leigh says, CSA is not for everyone, but if you want to support local food, sustainable and pesticide-free growing practices, you owe it to yourself to give it a try and be open to changing a little in the way you cook, eat and live.