27 June 2011
Food is better when it is fresh
And so last Saturday was spent at the lovely Red Fire Farm, the current suppliers of our produce.
We signed up for the farm share with my friend Sarah, and it comes with the benefits of free pick-your-own fruits and veggies at the farm. And so Sarah and I ventured out to pick-our-own.
It's a far drive from Boston, but so worth it. Seeing so much blue sky and green grass is such a change of pace from city-living.
And Sarah and I left with 8 quarts of strawberries, 4 pints of peas, and as many sprigs of herbs as we could possibly use.
A pretty awesome bounty, if I don't say so myself. The farm share has really exceeded my expectations already, and is definitely worth the investment, but it also requires a different type of meal planning, since we don't know/choose what we are getting each week. So I have to make up weekly meals to use the foods we get. So far, so good.
I would love to eventually have my own garden and grow my own veggies (my parents have a wonderful garden in their backyard), but it's just not possible to get the right combination of (abundance of) sun and (lack of) wind where we live currently. But no matter what, I'm so grateful to have a supply of fresh food. What do you do for your fresh foods?