I like to garden, but lack the discipline necessary to be successful. You have to prep the beds, plant the seeds, water, weed, prune, pick, CONSUME, CAN/FREEZE. And if you miss a day or two… your plants ripen and you’re left deciding if it’s worth it to CONSUME, CAN/FREEZE or just let it be compost. Oi Vey!
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Since we live in the country, our CSA is more of a co-op. Small farmers throughout NWPA contribute their produce each week and then volunteers organize the goods and take it to various pick-up locations (this week we got goat feta cheese… mine lasted less than 2 hours. YUM!). I do have to drive about 15 min to our pick-up site, but it’s a great excuse to stroll through a beautiful park with Zel and I pair the task with other errands to justify the gas and time spent.
Good friends of ours own and operate a huge CSA in the Pittsburgh area. Check them out if you live near-by or spend your Saturday mornings strolling through the Strip District (a Pittsburgh tradition!): www.blackberrymeadows.com. Soon they’ll also have quail, which were hatched and raised on my pseudo-homestead J.