Nice to meet you, Mountain View!

2 Jun

This is it – the day we’ve been waiting for all spring – it’s FARM DAY!!!

Today marks the first day of farm share season at our new CSA. As you know from reading previous posts, Mountain View Farm has some big shoes to fill. After being members for the past five years at Brookfield Farm, one of the first and most well-established CSAs in the country, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a new place. It kind of felt like a blind date with Mountain View after just going through an amicable break-up with Brookfield. We still love each other but know now is not he right time for us to be together. Time to meet someone new and test out another relationship. But will they be able to measure up to my ex? Will they be able to fulfill my needs and desires? I have to say Mountain View made a pretty good first impression. People were friendly, things seemed well-organized, and the setting was outstanding. Mountain View is nestled at the base of Mt. Tom and the landscape is gorgeous. It was also reassuring to realize Mountain View and I share some mutual friends. I saw lots of familiar faces at the farm today.

Today we picked up green leaf and red leaf lettuce, bok choy, broccoli, kale and beautiful little red, white, and purple radishes. The strawberries weren’t quite ready but we strolled around, took in our new surroundings, and helped ourselves to a little cilantro and dill out in the u-pick field.

I’m pleased to say we made dinner using four ingredients from what we picked up in our share today! (Stay tuned for that recipe in an upcoming post!) We’re off to a good start and it’s only going to get better.

Mountain View, I think you and I are going to get along just fine.


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