Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall and our first CSA experience

Fall has come forth with gorgeous harvest colors and bountiful winter vegetables. In an effort to eat more organic and support a local farmer, we signed up for our first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) experience with Brinkley Farms in Creedmoor, NC.. We order our food by Sunday evening, based on what they have available, then we pick our box up every Thursday at the farm. So far we have tried buttercrunch lettuce, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, delicata squash and pie pumpkins. I've enjoyed trying new recipes and learning more about how to prepare these veggies. Our favorite, by far, is Caramelized Butternut Squash by the Barefoot Contessa!

Pork has also been available, so we have ordered thick pork chops as well as ribs, brats, breakfast sausage, hot Italian sausage and Boston butt roast. Everything we have tried so far has been delicious!

We look forward to new vegetables, chicken and beef in the future, and are committed to trying new things as we enjoy our Winter CSA!

I think Fall is quickly becoming my favorite season. The leaves this year look brighter than ever with reds that are so vibrant, yellows that just glow, and oranges that light up like fire. Perhaps we have slowed down enough to notice, or perhaps we just don't take things so for granted anymore. Whatever the reason, we will forever marvel at God's beautiful handiwork and be grateful. Here are a few pictures taken right in our yard...looking at them every time we walk or pull into our driveway never gets old!

1 comment:

  1. I'd always thought I'd noticed a lot of the colours of the seasons but realise that I didn't see all that could be seen. When something makes you slow down your pace you definitely take more in! :D