Kelvin and I love to eat. And I guess you could say we like to cook…though I for one am not very adventurous.
This summer, we are making a commitment to take our culinary experiences to a new level by joining a CSA with one of my coworkers and her fiancé. I was introduced to CSAs a few years ago by a friend who spoke very highly of them. I googled what they were and needless to say I was confused when all the hits dealt with testing standards.
In fact, CSA stands for community shared agriculture. In a nutshell, this is a way for us to get really fresh veggies every week while supporting our local farmers and the food community. We decided to go with a local CSA called Root Radical based on nearby Howe Island. We had browsed a few other CSAs (we are lucky that there are plenty in Kingston) but found that we enjoyed the variety and the sentiment behind this one in particular.
Tonight, I went to the info session (Kelvin had to work) and I must say I am now even more excited for what this farm share will bring! I am looking forward to biking (maybe) to pickup every week and carting home an abundance of fresh vegetables. I want to make pesto with garlic scapes and learn to eat beets and kohlrabi. I will make soup when I get lazy…or Kelvin will.
I like to think of it as a healthy way to start our married life (first pickup is in June!) and I’m sure it will make summer even better. Stay posted – we will do our best to share about our inevitable home cooked adventures.