Today is the first day of our Summer Fresh Vegestable Season. For the past 2 years Margaret and I have been part of a Farm Cooperative that delivers us fresh veggies every week of the summer. The basic idea is that you purchase a share at the beginning of the year. They use that money to purchase all the stuff it takes to make a farm run. When harvest time comes around in the summer, you get a bag of veggies each week.
We are currenlty with the Potomac Vegetable Farm Coop in Virginia. They are nice enough to deliver the veggies to my wife’s office, so all she has to do is bring them home (easy for me to say, I don’t have to carry a 12 pound bag of smelly veggies home on the Metro each week!). Then we wash them and store them for use during the week. We’ve been able to try out some new vegestables that we would never have been otherwise exposed to. PVF call’s themselves an “Ecoganic” farm, which is basically an organic farm without having to do all the paperwork to be certified organic. So not only do we get a lot of fresh veggies every week, they are good quality veggies as well.