It's that time of year I begin to get very excited for farm fresh organic vegetables that are grown locally. Ayurveda recommends for most people, to eat seasonally and locally to maintain good health. I can't think of a better way to do that than ordering a CSA share.
While at the farm yesterday, I picked up these delicious greens. Just a small sample of the goodness to come when the CSA shares begin at the end of May. ~Jennifer~
Equally exciting, I was hired last week by MHOF (Many Hands Organic Farm) as the Director of Communications, who I've ordered my shares from for the past three years.
What is a CSA share?
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) through MHOF is 22 weeks of freshly picked, certified organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs. They offer three different size shares: small, medium and large with sliding scale options to make available for all budgets. Additionally, they accept SNAP and HIP benefits. They have many pickup locations, including our Treehouse Studio in Athol. Other pickup locations include Tully Medicine in Athol, Gardner, Holden, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Sutton, and Chase Hill Farm in Warwick.
I recognize that ordering a CSA share can be a little daunting. I have been ordering shares for over 12 years now! I'll be honest, the first few years I wasted a lot of produce due to either not knowing what to do with the vegetable, too much bounty, or not understanding how to store and preserve the food. Over the years I have learned tips and tricks to not waste any of my share.
One of my greatest passions is cooking and developing recipes from what is available to me. I'm thrilled to be offering a CSA Cooking Class that starts on June 5, 2023 and will run 22 weeks on Mondays at 6pm. During class I will talk about the various vegetables that you received in your share that week from both a Western and Ayurveda perspective. You are welcome to cook alongside me or watch and ask questions. Classes will be recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you may watch at your convenience.
You can sign up for one class or buy the special 22 week package. All who are registered will receive a link to attend via Zoom. The recording will be emailed to all who are signed up. Sign up below!
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If your health is important to you, I invite you to consider ordering a CSA share this year through MHOF. You will also receive a weekly newsletter from MHOF that will provide you with lots of information about your share as well as many other great nuggets.
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