We had a big day at our community supported agriculture farm in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, New Jersey today. Not only did we come back with a bunch of pears (two types) and apples, but there are finally greens again. We took some escarole and some bok choy – neither of which I’ll eat – and a bunch of squash. I have to find a recipe for squash because the ones that we found look pretty good.
In the coming weeks we’re supposed to get some pumpkins, some more lettuce, some cabbage, and some more pears among other items (including the ones already listed above).
At this point, I think that we’re pretty close to having gotten our money’s worth for the entire season. We paid something like $380 or $390 for the half share for the season – we’re pretty close to having received that amount of food from the farm. Plus, it’s nice to be able to go to the farm on a Saturday morning and spend some time in the field picking out the week’s vegetables.
If you’re living somewhere in New Jersey and you’re not sure if you have a CSA farm near you, take a look at this list and see if anything is close by!