Last week marked the end of this season’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program here at Horton Road Organics.
I’ve really enjoyed packing the CSA boxes this year, seeing the changing farm season reflected in each week’s diverse offerings.
Here’s a quick look at the process behind this season’s twenty weekly CSA boxes:
1. Debra and Lisa decide on a list of vegetables for the week’s boxes, balancing factors such as abundance of crops in the fields and variety in the boxes from week to week. The whole crew then heads out into the morning to harvest.
2. Back at the Pack Out, harvested crops are washed and prepared for packing.
3. We assemble the CSA boxes, carefully packing the produce.
4. The CSA boxes are loaded into the cooler, ready to be picked up by members or delivered to Pick Up locations in Eugene.
Thank you to all of our CSA members for supporting the farm and being a vital part of our community. I hope you’ve enjoyed receiving this season’s boxes as much as we’ve enjoyed making them for you!
(Thanks, too, to apprentice Reiden for graciously posing for photos.)