There’s lots of hustling and tiding about my house right now as we pack up from Halloween. And start cleaning out and getting ready for crafting and the wonderful making of the holiday season. One thing is still certain though, my favorite day of the week is Wednesday when our CSA farmer delivers farm fresh goodies right to our door. And oh my, the fall greens are glorious. Carrot picking is coming soon. That’s always a great time for the girls.
While there’s only a few weeks left of our fall deliveries, I’m thrilled that Farmer Megan’s farm is doing well enough to offer a winter CSA this year. So the goodness will continue and the warm fresh made soups will fill our home all winter long. Below is what was delivered to our door last Wednesday.
Farmer Megan is from Care of the Earth Farms, a small farm run by her and her husband. I think she has an incredible story. She went to college to study public health and ended up deciding she would rather grow the food to feed people than get bogged down in the world of policy. So she got her degree and went to go work on a farm in New York. She met her husband there and after a few years they came back to Knoxville, where she grew up, bought seven acres and made a farming lifestyle for themselves. She designed and built her own irrigation system pumping water from the stream on the farm – all by herself before her husband had relocated with her. It is 100 percent organic. They even squash the bugs off the cabbage leaves by hand!
Two years ago a person in my neighborhood sent an email out about this former student of the private high school where he is a teacher, saying she was starting a CSA and asked if anyone wanted to sign up. I jumped at the chance, and organized enough people in my neighborhood to do it so that we are a weekly drop point for her lovely grey bins of veggies, or as it is right now, lovely grey bins of greens.
Now I’m going to go get busy in the kitchen. I’ll be back to tell you what I cooked up.