We want spring so badly here in Upstate NY, and we are getting just a few short days as a taste of it now. This AM I got up and the sun is beautiful and it may even top 40 degrees today. Of course, we still have snow mounds as tall as the trees and the yards still have a blanket of white, but we take small miracles and cherish them up here is what I like to refer to as "Siberiacuse".
This morning, I'm working on the details of our share in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm in Pulaski, NY. We are hoping to split a share with a neighbor this year and add on some organic eggs. The name of the farm is Grindstone Farms (www.grindstonefarms.com) and the share is an exciting venture for us as a family. It will be very different than going to the local mega grocery store for our products. I've found lately that the food bill is going higher and higher and we have less and less to show for it. That said, we wanted to support local farms and find better alternatives for our family and better products for our money. We may be a drop off location as well, so check out the site if you are in Upstate NY. The CSA coordinator is great to work with!
I will keep you posted here on how the CSA plans are coming along and some great new recipes and ideas that we find to use the great produce that we get.
Off to the supermarket now, to be held hostage by the prices - URGH. Just another reason for spring to come quickly and the growing season to start!