This is the second year that we have subscribed to Shooting Star CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and the first year we’ve been able to attend one of their open house events. It was a beautiful day to drive up into the wine country to see where our weekly box of fruit and vegetables are grown. Matt begins our tour sharing his philosophy about farming and soil restoration. Here he stands in a recently plowed field. Hover your cursor over an image for more information.
Small plantings and regular rotation of crops means that there is a wide variety of vegetables available throughout the 6 months we receive our weekly box. Here are lettuce seedlings about to be planted.
All the members there brought a dish to share for dinner. It was fun to meet like-minded folks at the source. The children especially enjoyed the ‘vegetable fort.’ Some were quick to offer them for sale while others were content to toss them over the side.
Work at the farm continues all year. We’ll be enjoying our boxes through the end of November and the new season (for us) will begin in May. Meanwhile, we’ve already seen the strawberry plants that will supply us with small oh-so-sweet berries in the spring. Yum!