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.
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.