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    Member Portal Now Open!

    The member portal is now open for our CSA members! We sent all of our lovely members an email a few days ago with the member portal password.  If you didn’t receive it, please check your email’s spam box just to be sure, then email us and we will resend it to you. Why go to the Member Portal? Check on your shares – Did we correctly list everything you ordered? Find out if you are an A or B week – In case you forgot what you signed up for. Sign up for your mandatory work shift Join our Google Group – so you can make share swaps as needed. And our…

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    Kale Chips

    The eighth season of our CSA opens for business tomorrow, June 7, 2015! It’s kale chip time. Liza, one of our founding members, said that she knew it was time to retire from the core committee when she got tired of telling members how to make kale chips. And now there’s this: Popping out on mailboxes and storefronts across the neighborhood–cheering me on and mocking me. And, a very personal reminder that our CSA members are starting this season with all different points of view and relationships to food. Part of the excitement of being in a CSA is getting a chance to learn more about where our food actually,…

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    SWAP THIS

    Finally, as an official CSA member, I can say it: I’m against the Swap Box. The Swap Box, as you may know, is the box where members can abandon a CSA item in the hopes of finding something they like better. What’s so wrong? Though, I have no argument with individual members exchanging whatever they want, whenever they want,  I don’t think the CSA should endorse this practice. Quick. Check my icebox. Yes. There. There within my crisper. Seven of last fall’s beets moldering for the last seven months. I like beets as much as the next gal but they sure do bleed over everything. A regular gore feast. So…

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    Fermenting Ourselves

    CSA members and friends, this year I’m officially a member of our CSA. It’s been an amazing and satisfying experience to be able to witness how one small, but growing, neighborhood organization can actually have a profound influence in a community. Gregg, Dana, Liza and I founded the Greenwood Heights CSA eight years ago when our neighborhood lacked immediate access to fresh local food. We were lucky that Associated Market and Steve’s C-Town had any fresh food but we craved local, seasonal produce. I knew north of here, folks had things like the co-op, a farmer’s market, even a CSA but I felt our neighborhood could support its own food…