Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Community Supported Agriculture

Each week, for more than half the year, we get fruit and vegetables from our Community Supported Agriculture ("CSA") group, the Carnegie Hill/Yorkville CSA. There are CSAs or similar organizations in many areas. You can learn more about CSAs in New York City here and around the country here. CSAs are a win-win for everyone. You help to support area farmers and, in turn, you get amazing local products. Through our CSA, we also are able to order (year-round!) meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, goat milk, breads, jams, honey, granola, and a whole variety of other products from local farms. The products are raised and/or produced to the highest standards -- this is good, clean, organic food (for example, the meat is grass-fed/grass-finished, the eggs come from pastured chickens). The food tastes amazing, the prices are fair, and we are helping the local farm community and our own health. Here's a picture of just some of the wonderful produce we got today -- isn't it just beautiful? The lettuce, some carrots, the cucumber, some onion and one of the peppers made a great salad tonight. We also got lovely beets, edamame, and more fruit too!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Henry's Lego Creation

Henry asked me to post this picture. He spent about an hour tonight in his room creating this fabulous ship and asked me to "send the picture so everyone can see it." He was so proud -- as I am sure you can tell.