Reviews for: Smaller Footprint Farm
We Love our Farmers!
By: Amy Hale (Feb 8, 2012)
When faced with my son's significant health crisis, reading led me to the conclusion that whole, natural foods were a part of our healing equation. Fortunately, a friend and fellow Smaller Footprint Farm member recommended Doug and Kat Christen's CSA. What a gift! We have been a member for several years and can't speak highly enough of the hard work and love that these two incredible individuals put forth to be our farmers! They work from firmly grounded principles to care for the earth and appreciate the bounties it offers. The produce is fresh - food tastes better when it is picked just hours earlier! No sitting on trucks or contributing to a larger carbon footprint. The variety is fun - we have tried new veggies and fruits to expand our palates. Last year, rock cherries became my daughter's favorite. You pick up your produce at the farm which helps you make the deep and direct connection to growing. My children love to roam around the farm while I pick up the lovely food. Our family has learned a lot from speaking with Doug and Kat about how they intelligently grow great food for our table. The newsletters are a favorite, too - healthy ideas as to how to prepare the weekly harvest. We love Smaller Footprint Farm! Smaller Footprint Farm comes with our highest recommendation and appreciation! Amy & Family
Learning how to grow, eat and enjoy new vegetables
By: Donna Caslin (Jan 26, 2010)
I have been a member of Smaller Footprint since it began. Each year, the variety of vegetables has increased, as well as the quantity in my weekly portion. I am now eating greens...never would have thought! Each week, we receive a newsletter that gives information about the vegetables and suggestions for preparation in the kitchen. I have saved my newsletters and have referred back to them many times when I have wanted to cook a certain vegetable dish, such as fennel potato soup. Except for the first season, I have volunteered a minimum of 20 hours per growing season and have worked on the farm, helping with the planting, weeding and harvesting. The Christens have taught me so much about farming without pesticides, rotating crops and eating well! The quality of the vegetables is fabulous and when growing season is over, I so miss my fresh locally grown veggies up until I start receiving my share the next year! It's great fun!!
Comments on this Review:
Jes Rothwell says: (Feb 24, 2010)
Hi there! I am the wife of a future PhD student who has been bitten by the "Green Bug". We are so convicted about a new lifestyle, that I am going to be working only part time after our move in order to learn from farmers in the area. I would most certainly be interested in working on the farm from which my food comes from, and am especially concerned that I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CAN OR FREEZE!! Do you recommend contacting the farm to inquire?
Kathy Paige says: (Mar 7, 2010)
If you want lessons on canning, contact Sonya Staffan - The Jam and Jelly Lady. You can google her and she is a member of this blog. She holds classes that teach you the proper canning methods and sells canning supplies cheaper than the stores. I just took her class and it was great.
Fresh and delicious produce
By: Joe Bachman (Jul 13, 2009)
The owner/managers of Smaller footprint put extra care into packaging and delivering nothing but fresh, well packaged veggies. Their afternoon pickup times are especially convenient and ensure that the produce reaches home while it's still fresh. The newsletter is excellent; informative and well-researched. They also allowed tours of the farm and planned many events throughout the season. Very highly recommended.