We promised ourselves that, if we couldn’t plant a garden this year, we would join a local CSA. And so it was that we asked questions and signed on with Sweetland Farm.

The season began three weeks ago and since then we have been treated to Arugula, Asparagus, Bok Choi, Hakurei turnips, Mesclun mix, Parsnips, Radishes, Ramps, Scallions, Tatsoi greens, and Turnip greens. In addition to the wonderful produce, we have been provided with share-appropriate recipes each week and have enjoyed Wild Ramp and Lemon Risotto, Sesame Ginger Tatsoi, and Miso Glazed Hakurei Turnips.

Sweetland is well organized, well run, and the folks there are hard-working, pleasant, and eager to please. Our experiment has been an unqualified success thus far and we eagerly anticipate a summer full of green things and other delights.

As an added bonus, the farm has arranged for a Yoga instructor to be present at share distribution to nourish both body and soul of CSA participants. Joanna has welcomed this opportunity. I prefer to wander the well-kept grounds with my camera. This past week I had a wonderful time investigating an antique Buckboard Wagon on a low hillside, just beyond the pigs. The wagon was weathered and made for a nice study of texture.



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