Monday, February 15, 2010

Goals for 2010

In the dark days of winter, I do think a lot about my garden goals for the upcoming year. While I have a lot of things I could work on like increasing the garden size, trying new vegetables varieties, and more local food field trips, the main goal I have for this year is being able to complete a Dark Days Challenge next winter.

I wanted to do this this winter, but I knew that I did not preserve nearly enough to make 20 local meals this winter. I did a fair job last year even though I didn't really have a plan, but I know I could do better.

To do this I will need to grow more in the garden, freeze and can more from the CSA, and possibly preserve items from the local farmers market in order to be ready. I will keep these things in mid as I plan my garden next month.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Renewing the CSA

Today I sent in the check for or CSA at Many Hands Organic Farm. Last year was a rough year for growing fruits and vegetables in New England, but considering the weather, they did a nice job giving us a reasonable share each week. I have signed us up for a Summer CSA vegetable and fruit share with pick-up on Wednesdays. The pick-up times and locations changed a bit this year, but I think it will still work out fine for us.

Shares are still available if you you live in Central Mass and are thinking about joining a CSA.