Buckhill Farm has spoiled us!!
By: Heather Fenimore (Feb 13, 2011)
This will be my fourth year as a member of the Buckhill Farm CSA. I truly can't imagine eating anything other than Farmer Andrew's produce during the local growing season. But it is much more than local food, sustainably produced; it is an experience. Each week, I look forward to chatting with Andrew and crossing paths with other members. While some folks seem a little put off by not knowing in advance what will be in that week's share, I love the surprise! And there is no doubt that my family has tried - and been shocked to discover that they liked - many vegetables that I would probably never purchase, left to my own devices.
In addition to the produce grown on the farm, I greatly value the local grass-fed beef, eggs and organic chicken products that are available. It doesn't get more convenient than that to purchase food that is good for our bodies, the Earth, and our local community.
One aspect of the CSA experience that I truly cherish is volunteering in the field. I haven't done this nearly as much as I'd like, but I enjoy it immensely. It's a chance to learn about Andrew's goals for the farm, understand more about green beans and plowing methods, and develop a greater appreciation for farming and the food that we depend on.
Each year, when I am faced with the decision to write my check committing to another year, my conclusion is always the same - how can I not.
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