Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pig Roast

addendum to the previous post on reasons to eat local:

for us, eating locally has meant being a part of our local community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. all summer we have gotten fresh, organic fruits and veggies, and the kids have been able to visit the farm, see chickens, climb trees, and maybe begin to realize where food comes from. (although, the other day nicholas asked what sort of a plant sausage grows on, and i had to break it to him that there's no such thing as a sausage tree.)

as a side benefit, this week the farm hosted their annual pig roast (hence, the sausages), complete with bonfire and tractors for the kids to play on. it was a perfect autumn day, and really exciting to see how many people are connected and fed through this one little farm.

i've posted this link before, but if you are interested in pursuing a CSA in your own community, a great place to start is the website Local Harvest. not only will you connect more deeply with your community and preserve a piece of food security in your region, but you just might start eating better, too.

4 comments:

Carrie P said...

Hi Christy-

I live next door to Karen Y and she told me I would love your blog and we have a lot of food thoughts in common. We do! I love reading your post and I have been on a 1.5 year pursuit of changing how we eat and helping my kids develop an appreciation for where our food comes from. I am part of a CSA and Karen and I went to the farm today for their harvest celebration.

How cool! I will keep reading, so good to find someone pursuing this as well!

PS Here's our blog: www.paschallstoethiopia.blogspot.com

Carrie P said...

Also, I noticed we have a lot of the same blog links. Here's another site I love:

http://www.sustainabletable.org/blog/

Anonymous said...

Ok I don't mean to be pushy or anything but I really need a new blog entry. I mean its been almost a month. Sure I could just call and find out whats going on but then I would have nothing to do during the down time at work. Any who... we need another entry... right away... like neow.

The Best Brother Ever

be_a_Mary said...

hey post already! i'm done with the pig roast.