Saturday, August 23, 2008

Eating with the Season

Each Wednesday, Matt dutifully picks up our farm share from a designated CSA (community supported agriculture) site. Each week brings a bountiful new allotment of both familiar and completely unknown produce for our consumption. I will confess, we do not eat the eggplants... (and in the beginning, we were horrible about finishing our shares and sent almost half to the compost pile... Eeek!) BUT we are getting better each week, and as we consume more fresh, local, organic and super-yummy veggies and fruits, I feel a bit more grounded; connected to the local economy, to the harvest, to the seasons, to the earth... It is one of the richest feelings on earth, second to grace and third to love.
My current mantra comes courtesy of fabulous author and advocate Michael Pollan: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Sounds like a recipe for happy fields, happy planet and happy tummy...

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Was that a picture of your dinner? You are so super healthy. I should have dinner with you 1x or 2x a week just to feel extra healthy. And then we could have Icing on the Cake's buttermilk chocolate cake...Hee hee...
I don't like eggplant either...but I LOVE LOVE LOVE you! :-)

smalls said...

Yup, that was dinner (before the dressing.) And I would get a piece of their Banana Cake! It's my FAVORITE! ...and I LOVE LOVE LOVE you too!

Michelle said...

Oh, yeah, the banana cake is good. Ideally, I'd switch off bites...chocolate, then banana, choc, then banana...so we'll have to get 2 pieces and share.
BTW I thought you might like the chicken pictures on yesterday's post, and the one of just Jeremy and Matty, and the randomness one, too! You were like a swan or something! :-)Loved it, had to blog it. Hugs!