Hi everybody – It’s Caroline here. My apologies for the two weeks since posting last. Now that warm weather is here and the CSA season is gearing up, it’s been busy to say the least.
I know that Laura has been overworked and underhelped in the LFC office. And still, she’s done an amazing job setting up our latest LFC season – matching 40-some local families with CSA shares from Scattergood, Local Harvest, Oak Hill Acres, and more of our friends. Wow!
In other news, the Iowa City Farmers Market is underway. I stopped by the market on Wednesday night to pick up my first share from Local Harvest and was delighted to see the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp loaded with shoppers. I was also delighted to tear into the lettuce and bok choy in our CSA share. One huge stir fry and one huge salad later, we’ve pretty much eaten through our first week’s share. It was divine!
We stopped at Saturday’s market to pick up a Miller’s peach pie and an Iowa City Farmers Market t-shirt and the market was just as busy. Considering dropping by the t-shirt booth to support the Friends of the Farmers Market. Even better, consider donating your time to this growing group. Email the group here if you’re willing to donate some time. Read more about volunteer opportunities here.
If you’re a supporter of local foods, please remember that groups like Local Foods Connection and Friends of the Farmers Market don’t happen without your support. Consider donating some of your time and energy to strengthen our local food system. You won’t regret it!