Berry Picking on the Farm

by Alison on July 8, 2009

I went to the South47 Farm today, the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that I belong to. For those who don’t know what a CSA is you basically buy a stake in the farm. You pay a fee up front and get a share of vegetables and fruits that the farm produces, usually weekly. Most CSAs have a set box of produce that you get weekly, what I like about South 47 is you get a debit type card to use every time you go. So I got vegetable starts at one point, to try and catch up on my vegetable garden, now the produce is really starting to roll in.

They have both U-Pick and Farmstand produce. The berries, herbs and some of the other vegetables are U-Pick, most of the vegetables are at the farm stand, at least that’s how it appears now.

Today I picked both raspberries and blueberries. Is anything sweeter than a freshly picked piece of fruit???? I ate at least a few as I meandered through the vines looking to fill my 3 baskets. I also grabbed some dill and cilantro, 2 herbs that I don’t use enough of to justify growing my own. Well I do use lots of cilantro but it always seems to bolt before I get any real use out of it.

I also picked up some of their first crop carrots, nice and sweet, heirloom zucchini, green onions, baby red onions and organic rainier cherries from Eastern Washington, soooo yummy. Still early and there isnt much selection but you see the rows growing and that’s just cool.

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: