Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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.