Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Delivery Baskets


May marks the beginning of produce deliveries each week for those of us subscribing to Live Power Farm up in Round Valley. This food goes beyond farmer's market vegetables because the subscriptions are a flat rate per share in the bounty, and supports the farm family and operations without reference to world commodities prices. If it's an abundant year, the weekly harvests will be larger than usual; if it's lean, then smaller. But the shareholder's support is the same, and preserves that farmers' ability to farm year after year. The food I pick up after work on Tuesday afternoon, seen here at the "drop" location porch, was in or on the ground the same morning at the farm. It's like a Christmas gift to be unwrapped from the wet burlap folds, yielding perfectly clean and crisp spring greens and roots. Always an amazing variety each time, the baskets will fill up higher and higher, the further into summer and autumn we go. Many of the greens I don't even know the name of. I'll post more about this as we progress.

9 comments:

Jules said...

Wow what an amazing concept - love it!!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

An amazing way to share in the food that becomes available while at the same time helping the people who grow it, helping them out.

I like your photo today and also enjoyed your post yesterday. Neat.

Jim said...

What a great place. I would have guessed that it was something new, but I read on their website they have been doing it for years. Good job.

Steve said...

I love that idea.
I also like the idea of bartering services and that sort of thing.

crittoria said...

What a wonderful way to get your veggies! We've considered buying a subscription for years, but there aren't any local to us. A friend does it though and is just as happy with it as you seem to be. Thanks for the thought provoking post!!

Knoxville Girl said...

What a wonderful idea - it's win-win all the way. Can't wait to see what's in the baskets as the growing season progresses.

magiceye said...

very interesting indeed

Benjamin Madison said...

Great idea and I hope you'll show us what's in the baskets later in the year.

Waldo Oiseau said...

How wonderful that you're doing this. I contributing to a CSA this year, the first time, too. I'm thrilled to be supporting local farmers, but am also afraid of getting a whole bag of just brussel sprouts. :)

In any event, I know we'll all look forward to seeing how it goes for you.