here, and any fans of the film Patton, be very jealous - provides us with pretty much all of the fruit and veggies we (could ever) need each week. Last summer was the first time we did the crop share (small share) and loved it so much that we signed up for the fruit shares and for both winter shares. It has meant we don't do some other things, but totally worth it to us.
We've been exposed to some really interesting food that we would never buy at the store: Daikon radishes, pac choi, and most recently: stinging nettles. We also get all the great, more recognizable stuff: tons of greens, carrots, apples, berries, potatoes, beets, beans, and on and on. And finding a use for everything is a huge challenge, but fun. Soups have been great, green smoothies in the morning, and even homemade pickled beets...so good...still have some left after 8 months.
The Fahm also raises pigs, chicken, and sheep (ducks, too, I think), and we've sampled their own ham and chicken...never had ham so good. We're starting to adjust some of our meals so that meat isn't the main player on the plate - it's simply too expensive!
|Fun to hear the pigs grunting happily, but man, don't stand downwind!|