Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Visit to Sun Gold Farm












Yesterday we had the opportunity to go and visit the farm who is providing our harvest box!  (Just two more weeks until our first box!)  I thought I had written a post about us doing a CSA harvest box this year, but I can't find it in the archives so I guess I never did.  SO- if you don't know, CSA stands for "community supported agriculture" and basically, we paid in advance for a share of Sun Gold Farm's crop.  They pack up boxes of vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, beans, herbs, whatever they're harvesting every week and we pick it up at the beaverton farmers market on Saturdays.  We get fresh, local, organic produce every week at a great price, and they get to stay in business as a small family farm.  Neat, huh?  Anyway, they had an "open house" yesterday and we took advantage of it.  It turned out to be such a beautiful afternoon- we went for a tractor-pulled hay ride and learned a little about the farm and got to walk through the fields and orchard and greenhouses and see what was growing! Everything is still cute little sprouts :o) (except for the strawberries, which smelled sooooo good ripening in the sun!)
Can't wait to share with you what comes in the boxes and what we decide to do with it all summer!  Oh, how I love food.

4 comments:

Alana's Blog said...

what a great idea! I am going to look into that for next year!

The Boggs Family said...

That's awesome!! I've never heard of that before- great for you and great for them!!

Stacey said...

Very cool Brianne! I can't wait to hear what you're going to get and what you're going to do with it all!

Kristy said...

that is the coolest thing ever!