Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's CSA Time Again

Full-fat yogurt from Spring Wood Farm in Gap, PA.

Last year, on a bit of a whim, I decided to join a CSA.  For the uninitiated, CSA stands for community supported agriculture and it gives city folks like me a chance to support a local farmer and at the same time, get some great organic produce at its freshest.  Towards the end of last year, I discovered that Bud, my farmer, carries yogurt that is truly to-die-for.  He gets it from SpringWood Farm in Gap, PA, a certified organic dairy farm run by a Mennonite couple and their eleven children.  The yogurt is full-fat (so I might really die eating it) and if this was a better photo, you'd be able to see the cream top that comes with every quart of their yogurt.  I like to add some maple syrup to it and by the time I get down to the bottom of the bowl, it's like eating a decadent whipped cream.  It really is that good.

Although Bud doesn't grow fruit, he can get it sometimes from other local farmers who do.  As a special treat in this week's pick up, there was this pint of strawberries.  My husband is planning to add some to the yogurt tomorrow morning.

Every Saturday evening, via email, I get a newsletter from Bud about what I can expect in my pick-up this week. It helps with grocery and meal planning to know ahead of time what I'm getting.  I also enjoy the little snippets Bud provides of life on the farm.  Since we can't grow our own vegetables, this is the next best thing. I like the fact that I'm helping a Christian, hard-working farmer support his family and giving my own family delicious, healthy vegetables in return.

1 comment:

  1. It looks good! I'm glad you have a chance to get some really fresh produce, probably more healthy than from the big corporate farms.


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