Saturday, September 4, 2010


As leaves begin to fall so do CSA member numbers. I don't really understand this phenomenon. In September and half of October we still get plenty of summer produce. The weather gets cool and people tend to cook more. So, what is the reason that when fall arrives, membership falls with the leaves?

I assume people get busier since kids are in school. Parents have to go to sports events, after-school activities and help kids with homework. But, really, it makes so much sense to me to continue a CSA membership at this time of year because eating home cooked food brings a sense of peace to a family. Sitting down for a meal during this hectic time of year is calming. Cooking is almost meditative.

Oh, well.