We belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) located in Capay Valley, California. Farm Fresh To You delivers a box of fresh from the farm organic fruits and vegetables right to our front door. We pick the size and how often we want it delivered. So every Wednesday we get a box of "Mostly Fruit" and it has replaced goldfish crackers, pretzels and crackers of various sorts. I. Love. It.
Periodically during the year they have farm tours and this year (we just started ordering in November) it was in December. We loaded up and headed to the farm, in the rain, a lot of rain. It was about an hour and a half drive and so worth it. It is a second generation farm...young men, brothers, are running the farm their parents began. It was humbling walking on the land that supports these men and their families, learning about the planning that goes into getting us this food that we eat and the fact that the rain we had just driven through was the very water that would be stored in the reservoir and water this land. We picked oranges and stomped in mud puddles, drank hot cider, made caramel apples and grapevine wreaths.
In every box that we get each week there is a newsletter that tells us what is happening that week at the farm. What's growing, what's not, how things are going. We read it every Wednesday. I hope it gives Caeden (later Maleiah) and idea of where our food comes from, what it takes to get it to our mouths and that people are involved in that process, including us.