Great produce! Great volunteering!
By: Paula Vassallo (Jul 6, 2011)
I had no clue about CSA's until The Trustees of Reservations advertised their new program at Moraine Farm. And it's only about a mile from where I live in Beverly. I'm only a family of one, and the share is abundant, but it's all working out in ways I never expected. Every week we have a bit of advance notice of what is likely to be harvested, and I dive into my recipe sources to find new ways to cook both familiar and unfamiliar vegetables. So far (Week 5) we've had a wide variety of greens, herbs, carrots, fennel, and more to come! Each week Gretta sends us links to recipes from farm sources, and that has broadened our knowledge of other great farms in Massachusetts. Now that I'm a better cook (!) and cooking more often, I'm sharing delicious food with friends and neighbors.
Good produce is not my only benefit from Moraine. I'm volunteering on the farm a couple of days each week, for just a few hours each day, and this new experience is such a pleasure! I get to do work of value, and I'm meeting wonderful people: Gretta, Rebekah, Amy, Kim, and other volunteers. Gretta and her interns are all such attentive teachers and make me feel very welcome and appreciated.
Thank you Gretta, et al, for the good food and great volunteering experience.