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CSA visit

We were invited by some friends to join them at their CSA for pick-up day today. Joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) has been a goal/plan/dream of mine for some time. In fact, it's this particular CSA that has been on my radar for some time, so, aside from the great company and beautiful afternoon, we jumped at the chance to give the farm a visit. It's an organic farm just down the road in Chelsea and is well loved by many members of our homeschooling group. After today's visit I can see why. Everything about the place is welcoming and friendly, from the wandering pets to the wandering farmers; the food is beautiful and organic; the yard is full of fun things for kids to explore. We took a picnic lunch and, sitting at one of the many tables available in the yard, ate while the kids explored, vast fields and deep storm clouds setting the most beautiful backdrop. It is probably one of the most relaxing experiences I've had in a while, even with kid chaos erupting all around.

So we had a great time, and I'm a little in love with the farm itself. Of course, good friends and a heavy dose of nostalgia (it reminded me so much of afternoons on my grandparents' farm) really added to that feeling, but I think the only thing left to be decided is if I'll have the energy and time to pick up a share every week. But wait, what's that? I think the chard is calling my name.