Monday, June 29, 2015

Sambar and Pseudo-Psambar, or the Provisional Post

I have been gone a loooong time, and I feel like I should apologize for that. Life, as it often is, has been particularly complex lately, with more balls than usual to juggle. But summer is here and with it comes bounteous farmer's markets and enthusiastic gardening, and something's got to happen with all that food....

I've joined a new CSA this year -- Caretaker Farm in Williamstown, one of the oldest CSAs in the country. It is structured as a true cooperative: all the members buy into the farm, and all of the produce produced by the farm is shared among us. Don and Bridget and their kids Micah and Gabriela encourage members to use the land and consider it our own, and there are lots of streams and fields and vistas to explore even if it's not a pick-up day. And even better, as far as I'm concerned, is that we are all obligated to work at the farm in order to be full members of the community; I even signed up for a "working share" in which I get a discount on the CSA rate in exchange for more hours of labor.