My first CSA

For over 15 years I have lived in one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood, just barely 2 miles from the lovely Fishkill Farms. Originally its own apple orchard, my house has lived many lives in its 195 years.  I have come to take for granted my proximity to the beautiful farm that people travel great distances to visit and who's produce is carted to Brooklyn on weekends. On a whim we can drop on over for fresh produce or pick seasonal fruit such as cherries, peaches, and of course apples just to name a few.

This season is different, I now teach yoga at the farm on Saturday mornings and I have joined the CSA: Community Supported Agriculture.  A CSA supports small farms. Members pay upfront to help farms survive through the season. In return. they enjoy a share of the bounties. Each Friday afternoon my family is treated to the fresh picks of the week.  

 Salad with Curly leaf lettuce, Hakurei turnips, strawberries, red onion, pine nuts, goat cheese

Salad with Curly leaf lettuce, Hakurei turnips, strawberries, red onion, pine nuts, goat cheese

After all these years I feel as if I have a connection to my community through supporting the farm in my very own neighborhood. I also like to think that all of the OM's in the orchard are bringing beautiful energy to the crops.

 Individual Strawberry Shortcake

Individual Strawberry Shortcake