Happy Thursday, folks! As most of you know, I bought into a great winter CSA this year - the Shared Harvest CSA. I’ve also already bought a share in the Picadilly Farm CSA for this summer. It’ll be my first year with them, but I’ve heard great things and the produce they contributed to the Shared Harvest haul was outstanding. If you’re interested in joining a CSA for the upcoming season, now’s the time to sign up. Shares are going fast.
But what’s that you say? You don’t know where to go? I have two resources for you. One’s for anyone, anywhere - LocalHarvestprovides a searchable database so you can locate a CSA that’s near you (most have weekly pickup, so location is essential . . . don’t wanna schlep too far for those veggies, do we?). The second is geared toward folks in the Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge and Lexington, MA zone - a CSA Share Fair that’s taking place next month in Arlington - organized by the intrepid Gretta Anderson, the brains and brawn behind the Shared Harvest CSA. See details below, and here’s to dreamin’ ‘bout all those “above-ground” veggies coming our way in just a few months!
What: A CSA Farm Share Fair in Arlington! CSA farmers will be on hand to tell you how their CSA works, what they are growing this year and how you can get a share of their harvest.
When: Thursday, February 25, 6:00 PM
Where: 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA at the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington Heights, the Parish Hall.
Who: Farms that distribute CSA shares in Arlington, N. Cambridge, Lexington, Belmont, and nearby towns have been invited to participate, as have several local community farms.
Why: If you haven’t lined up your CSA share yet, the Farm Share Fair is a great place to learn about what’s available. You will be able to sign up for summer and winter CSA shares at the Fair. For those of you who have already purchased your 2010 CSA share, this is a great opportunity to say hello to your farmer. We are also inviting farmers to bring and sell their produce to the Fair, so you may want to bring your shopping bags!
Want to help? Gretta's looking for volunteers who want to help make this Fair a success. Contact her directly if you’d like to help in any way: GrettaAnderson@earthlink.net, or 781.507.6602.