Picking up a CSA Share/Hampshire Farm with Taos
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Hi. My name is Taos Washington and I am a division three senior at Hampshire College, at Hampshire College. We're fortunate enough to have something that's called the Veggie CSA farm share CSA stands for community shared agriculture. And today is our day to go pick up some fresh veggies that we're growing right over here on Hampshire's college campus on and it's gonna be a good time. Let's go see what they've got. Pick Your Own field. So it's a P Y o field. These jalapeño, fresh jalapeños, fresh tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, basil. You know, a flower fielding some some other quality items. The best thing about the CSA share right here on Hampshire campus is you know exactly who's growing your food and what kind of methods they're using to grow your food, which I think is an essential part of being a community shared agriculture. So local consumers they come from all over western Massachusetts to also partake in Hampshire’s CSA. So some delicious vegetables, some quality growing. It's gonna be a good time. In 1992 small group of Hampshire students began a 30 member organic vegetable CSA. As a Division three project, the Hampshire College farm now produces over 75,000 lbs of organic produce on 15 acres of land with an estimated additional 65 acres in pasture and livestock production. C S A shares are a great way to link to directly link consumers to farmers and to support locally grown agriculture. The main reason I enjoyed theCSA here, besides the free vegetables is I know exactly who's growing my food and what methods they're using to grow that food. So at the vegetable, CSA, right here it is all portioned out. Now exactly what kind of, um, CSA ordered. So the S three indicates if you have the half-share or the full share. And luckily, I split my share with a couple of other hungry mod-mates who. also enjoys vegetables, so we're gonna enjoy the full share carrots today. Right here is exactly how they figure apportioning out for a full side of carrots already. Good stuff! Alright, so, now on to our next item we and have broccoli. And so you can see it looks like you get three bundles of broccoli food today? Yeah, free. Okay, easy. It's all portioned out all these lines in the same category. Uh, we've got watermelon radish and daikon radishes, which could, you know, might go tasty and a salad, some peppers and kohlrabi. Scallions, Always a good choice on it is late in the tomato growing season. So there's my people. Last batch of tomatoes for the season might go. They stock up on the but bythe tomatoes. All right, so here we are again, we've got some napa cabbage and tatsoi and broccoli raab. To be honest, I'm not too familiar with these, but that's quite all right, because it's the Internet at home. And I got Google. I'm gonna take the Napa cabbage. I think that's gonna go good in the salad with some daikon radishes coming out of his this side over here. We've got some kale, which is always good with some, um so I don't know seasoning. Uh and yeah, arugula smacks spinach still smoke. You gotta look inspired, Secretary, we'll continue to get our CSA share. All right. And luckily for us, it is fall right here in Massachusetts. Take one of these pumpkins home with us a little bit decorating. Maybe it makes, um, pumpkin pies and boquitas. Thank you, sir. Yeah. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with what the CSA had to offer today. Again, I'm really appreciative. To the people who work at the farm and make all of this possible. Make all of this free for us. Hampshire students to be able to enjoy the fresh greens that I’m taking home today.